Sprained knee sidelines Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah for 2nd day


Cincinnati Bengals' C.J. Uzomah (87) makes a touchdown catch against Las Vegas Raiders' Trevon Moehrig (25) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Cincinnati Bengals' C.J. Uzomah (87) makes a touchdown catch against Las Vegas Raiders' Trevon Moehrig (25) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)


CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah missed a second day of practice due to a knee injury suffered in the AFC championship game.

Offensive lineman Jackson Carman has a sore back and also sat out Friday as the Bengals practiced for a second day in the indoor bubble at the University of Cincinnati because of bad weather, according to a pool report.

Uzomah became a clutch receiver for quarterback Joe Burrow this season, and the Bengals hope to get him back for the Super Bowl on Feb. 13. He was carted off with a knee sprain in last Sunday’s AFC championship win over Kansas City.

“I don’t anticipate him doing much work this week,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “The goal really is to see where he’s at this weekend and see where he’s going to be on Monday.”

The Bengals will practice Saturday and Sunday, likely in the bubble with temperatures in the teens and 20s predicted. They’ll arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday, five days ahead of the Super Bowl.

Unlike Thursday, when icy conditions delayed one of the team buses, all the buses made it through the snowy streets of Cincinnati to the UC campus without issue on Friday.

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Cincinnati Bengals’ C.J. Uzomah (87) makes a touchdown catch against Las Vegas Raiders’ Trevon Moehrig (25) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/02/web1_128124008-1e049e4cfda447e386856e8240a8d6c2.jpgCincinnati Bengals’ C.J. Uzomah (87) makes a touchdown catch against Las Vegas Raiders’ Trevon Moehrig (25) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)