Tyler Eifert Injury Updates

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) has passed his physical and been activated from the PUP list. He missed some time this spring and the first week of training camp after reportedly tweaking his back. We'll now see if Eifert can put together a healthy August. He's the biggest injury risk at any position this season, according to Sports Injury Predictor. But that's largely baked into his 13th-round ADP. Eifert remains a good bet for top-10 production whenever he's on the field.

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis admitted on Wednesday that TE Tyler Eifert is uncertain for the start of training camp. It sounds like he's still recovering from October back surgery. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in February that Eifert had been medically cleared -- and he was on the field for OTAs. But Lewis claims Eifert hasn't endured a setback. “There’s no reason to get him jostled,” Lewis explained. “Just ease his way into things. No setback. We’re trying to make sure we manage everything they want him to do." We'll see what Eifert is able to do when camp opens in late July. He remains 1 of the biggest injury risks in fantasy football.

TE Tyler Eifert has been medically cleared for OTAs and to play in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The free-agent-to-be underwent back surgery in October -- his 2nd in a 10-month span. He also had a procedure to remove a cyst on his knee in November and has ankle, shoulder, neck and elbow injuries on his resume. Eifert has been productive when healthy and is still only 27. But that injury history will make him an interesting case in free agency -- and an extremely risky pick in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier this week that Eifert is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with his back injury. TE Tyler Kroft gets another start this weekend but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with his back injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Eifert doesn't need back surgery "at this time," Schefter adds. It's still unclear if this is related to the back issue that cost him the final 2 games of last season. Either way, multiple back problems in a span of less than a year is a major concern. Eifert is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues and can't be counted on as a fantasy asset anytime soon.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s reportedly dealing with knee tendonitis but will play against the Ravens on Sunday. Eifert is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was held out of Sunday's preseason game with knee tendinitis, HC Marvin Lewis said. Lewis downplayed the situation, but we don't consider anything minor when it comes to Eifert. He's missed 27 games through 4 NFL seasons with a variety of injuries. None have been to his knee, which we guess is a good thing. We'll see when Eifert is able to get back on the field and whether the issue lingers. He remains 1 of the biggest injury risks in fantasy football.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was fully cleared for the start of training camp. Eifert, of course, is coming off back surgery in late December. He even said that he's felt "100%" for a "couple months," per team reporter Paul Dehner Jr. The Notre Dame product remains an intriguing TD bet, but a lengthy injury history forces us to pass at his current ADP.

"All indications" are that Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) will be ready for the start of training camp later this week, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski. Eifert himself said back in April that he expected to be on the field for camp after undergoing back surgery in December. He'll likely be eased in -- and we'll see whether the Bengals put him on the field for any preseason action. Eifert's ceiling extends into the top 5 at his position, but he's 1 of the biggest injury risks in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) won't commit to participating in OTAs but does expect to be ready for training camp. “I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time,” he said. “I’m close.” Eifert is rehabbing from late-December back surgery. That injury delayed his 2016 debut and cost him the final 2 games of the season. Eifert has missed 42% of Cincinnati's games since joining the team in 2013.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert underwent back surgery on Tuesday, HC Marvin Lewis said. We don't have any details on the procedure or how long Eifert will be sidelined. But as far as we're concerned, there's no such thing as minor back surgery. Eifert has already missed 27 games through 4 seasons and will be 1 of the biggest injury-risks in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against the Texans. We don't have any details on his injury -- or whether he'll be back for Week 17. C.J. Uzomah will step in as Cincinnati's lead TE but would be a desperation fantasy play. Eifert's absence keeps Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd on the WR3 radar, despite the return of A.J. Green.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has yet to practice this week due to a back issue. We don't have any details, but he missed time earlier this season with a back injury. Consider him questionable for Saturday night's game against the Texans -- and check back tomorrow for another update.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) remained sidelined on Thursday. The team claims the back issue isn't serious, but he's yet to practice since suffering the injury early last week. Eifert looks like a long shot to make his 2016 debut this Sunday vs. New England.

The Bengals believe there's "a chance" TE Tyler Eifert (back) returns for Week 6, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The ankle injury is behind him, but he's now dealing with a back issue. It's reportedly minor, but we can't take anything for granted with the increasingly injury-prone Eifert. We'll track his status throughout next week.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He was on track to return from his ankle injury but hurt his back early in the week. It's reportedly a minor issue, but it's still a concern for a guy with Eifert's injury history. We'll see if he can make his 2016 debut in Week 6. TE C.J. Uzomah gets another start this Sunday.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports that Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is now dealing with a back injury. We're not sure if this is better or worse than a setback with his injured ankle. He missed Wednesday's practice to see a doctor. Holtzman hears that the issue is "not believed to be serious" but that Eifert won't play against the Cowboys this weekend. Durability continues to be a major problem for Eifert, who has missed 22 games since 2014.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert showed reporters the scar from his offseason ankle surgery, and it was on the inside of his ankle. According to Football Guys' Jene Bramel, a pediatrician and high school team physician, that means Eifert's injury was to the deltoid ligament. "The ligament that I tore, it’s hard to tear, so kind of a freak thing," Eifert admitted. The surgery generally comes with a 5-6 month recovery timetable. Eifert's happened on May 25, so the short end of that timeline would have him out until late October. That could cost him 7 games. Eifert's timeline could be different, of course, and we can't know for sure when he'll be back. But there's obviously more risk than we initially believed. We just bumped Eifert down our TE rankings.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is set to undergo ankle surgery, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski.  The procedure will address the injury Eifert suffered in last year's Pro Bowl, which reportedly hasn't responded as hoped.  Sources deemed it a "minimal procedure," but it's expected to sideline Eifert 3 months.  That'd put him back on the field near the end of August, just a couple of weeks before Week 1.  Durability continues to be a problem for Eifert, who dealt with shoulder, elbow, neck and head injuries before this ankle issue.  We'll track his status throughout the summer.

 
 
 

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