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Look: Bengals Tight End Suffers Gruesome Injury

A general view of the Cincinnati Bengals stadium.

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of the stadium during player introductions before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 19, 2004 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Dolphins 16-13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Earlier: The Cincinnati Bengals lost tight end C.J. Uzomah to what looked like a brutal injury during the first quarter of today's AFC Championship Game.

Uzomah tried to pull down a pass that was a tad high during the Bengals' second drive of the game. When he landed, a Chiefs defender landed on his left leg.

As you can see in the still shot below, Uzomah's leg bent in a way it probably isn't supposed to bend.

Uzomah, a seventh-year pro who has spent his entire career with the Bengals, hobbled to the sideline with help. He was eventually carted to the locker room.

This could be a major loss for Cincinnati. Uzomah became a trusted target of Joe Burrow this season, posting career-highs across the board in receptions (49), receiving yards (493) and touchdowns (five).

We'll see what the official word is on his injury shortly. In the meantime, the Bengals and Chiefs are heading to the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium, with Kansas City leading 7-3.

Update: Uzomah is officially doubtful to return.