Eifert returns from back surgery, will rehab in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a catch defended by Marcus Gilchrist #21 of the Houston Texans during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed that tight end Tyler Eifert has had season-ending back surgery in California last week and will do his rehab in Cincinnati.
“We tried to stave this off as long as we could and tried to allow him the opportunity to come back and feel better and get right and confer with different people, and it just didn’t work out that way,” Lewis said. “I know things went well. He got back here yesterday. He feels good. He was told that this was needed, so now it’s his opportunity to continue to get himself healthy. He’s still young in his career and has the opportunity to continue to blossom.”