Cincinnati Bengals’ CJ Uzomah, former Auburn player, Super Bowl 2022 injury update

February 7, 2022

Former Auburn football and current Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah plans to return from a knee injury to play in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Uzomah suffered an MCL sprain during the Bengals’ 27-24 AFC Championship Game win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 30. He was carted off the field and did not return to that game, but it won’t stop his return for Sunday’s game.

“It’s the Super Bowl. I’m doing everything I can,” Uzomah told Cincinnati.com. “… I’m not missing the biggest game of my life. I’m not missing it.”

The Bengals have listed Uzomah as a non-participant in three practices last week.

Uzomah is fourth on the Bengals with 49 receptions and 493 yards and tied for third with five touchdowns during the 2021 regular season.

Playing for Auburn from 2011-2014, Uzomah had 29 catches for 435 yards with seven touchdowns. He was apart of the 2013 Tigers who won the SEC Championship and appeared in the BCS National Championship Game against Florida State.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah talks with a TV crew in the second quarter of the NCAA college football game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus in Cincinnati on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. At the half, the game was tied 10-10.

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