Report: Brandon LaFell dealing with torn ligament in hand

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The Bengals could be without wide receiver Brandon LaFell for a spell.

LaFell is not practicing on Tuesday and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that he suffered a torn ligament in his hand and may need to have surgery on it. Per Garafolo, that wouldn’t be a season-ending injury but there’s no word on an expected timeline for LaFell’s absence.

LaFell is currently listed as the starter at wide receiver alongside A.J. Green, but any extended absence would open the door for rookie Tyler Boyd to see a bump in playing time at the start of his NFL career.

With injuries to tight ends Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft creating uncertainty about their availability at the start of the year, Boyd could also be looking at a bump in passes being thrown his way should LaFell not make it back in time for Week One.

15 responses to “Report: Brandon LaFell dealing with torn ligament in hand

  1. Better to be in Cincy with a torn ligament then New England……..I like JoJo , he did alot for us during our title run but it was time to move on…….

  2. “Better to be in Cincy with a torn ligament then New England…”

    Yeah better to be with losers than the best organization in football.

    He’ll be dreaming about the days of Brady throwing to him a the best days of his life now that he’s got the red bb gun throwing to him.

  3. rallycry is saying that the Bengals won’t be as cut-throat with LaFell as your team would be, Copernicus.

  4. Way to go, I knew this signing wouldn’t be enough. Just had to pass on Boldin didn’t they? Wow, I’m surprised that there are ligaments inside those hands of stone.

  5. Injuries are really piling up: William Jackson III and Billings are both probably done for the season, Eifert will start on PUP, Dennard, Alford, and Kroft are out for a few weeks (at least), Ogbuehi is banged up…now LaFell? It’s not even halfway through pre-season.

    Hope this the worst of it.

  6. It’s a good thing for him that Dalton throws with the same velocity as a 90-yr old woman. He’ll be healed in no time.

  7. It’s a sad thing for us that your trash-talk hits with the same velocity as a 90-yr old woman

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