Bengals’ Eifert to miss season with back injury
By The Associated Press
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the season with a back injury that has put his career in jeopardy.
The fifth-year veteran missed half of last season with ankle and back injuries. He had surgery on a disc in his back last December. He aggravated it in the second game this season, forcing him to consider another procedure. He’s been inactive for the past three games and was put on injured reserve Thursday.
The Bengals (2-3) are idle this week. They resume with a game 4:25 p.m. Oct. 22 against the Steelers.
Eifert aggravated the back in the second game. He wasn’t able to practice and was inactive for the past three games.
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Carson Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers, 28-23, to improve to an NFC-best 5-1. The Eagles turned two interceptions deep in Carolina territory into 15 points, with touchdown passes to Zach Ertzin the third quarter.
Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz catches a touchdown as Carolina's Mike Adams defends in the second half.