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The Injury Diagnosis Is Reportedly In For C.J. Uzomah

A general photo of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet is seen on the field before the Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah is out for the game against the Chiefs after suffering a knee injury early in the first quarter.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the initial belief is that he suffered a sprained MCL. He's going to have an MRI after the game to determine how severe the sprain is.

This will be a big loss for the Bengals in both the run and pass game. Coming into this game, Uzomah had 13 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games.

His lone touchdown came against the Raiders two weeks ago when he finished with 64 yards on six receptions.

For the regular season, Uzomah finished with five touchdowns and 493 yards receiving on 49 receptions. It was the best season of his career after he missed most of the 2020 season due to injury.

The Bengals will have to erase an 11-point deficit without him in the second half as they look to get to their first Super Bowl since 1988.

You can see the second half on CBS.