Tyler Eifert says he’s OK after suffering stinger

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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert missed a lot of time in his first two seasons because of injuries, including a stinger in his rookie season that likely jumped to many minds on Sunday when he left the team’s victory over the Rams with the same injury.

Anyone worried about things playing out in a similar way this time will likely be cheered by the tight end’s comments after the game. Eifert didn’t return to the contest after exiting in the third quarter, but suggested that he may have returned if the Bengals weren’t up by so much on their way to the 31-7 win.

“I’m OK,” Eifert said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “There’s protocol with the stinger. I’ve had it before, I’ve dealt with it before. Just want to make sure you get your strength back and feeling back in your arm. Whether I would have come back or not, they just kind of said, ‘All right you’re done, we are not even going to worry about it.’ If I had to come in, probably, but I’ll be fine.”

Eifert had three catches for 40 yards, including his 12th touchdown of the year, before getting hurt on Sunday. It sounds like he should be trying for No. 13 against the Browns next Sunday.

7 responses to “Tyler Eifert says he’s OK after suffering stinger

  1. As a Bengals fan, I don’t want to hear the comparisons to Gronk… Gronk has been a stud for years. Having said that, Eifert has had a phenomenal year and I’m excited to see what the future holds for him! Stay healthy!!

  2. Just hope it doesnt affect his blocking ability…. as it inst his strength anyways

    He is important for Browns game as Bengals struggle more than they should against Cleveland (with the exception of the previous primetime game this year).

    Glad to hear it isn’t a huge deal regardless

  3. justinbeard5 says: As a Bengals fan, I don’t want to hear the comparisons to Gronk… Gronk has been a stud for years.
    Agree. Interesting part will be in a few years when wear and tear causes Gronk to slow, and experience causes Eifert to step up even more. Then the comparisons will cause NE fan heads to explode! 😉

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