Ben BabyOct 2, 2023, 11:00 PMReading: 3 min.
The Bengals receiver does not want to leave the team in a bad moment offensively
Despite suffering the injury in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee TitansHiggins said the broken rib wouldn’t necessarily stop him.
“It’s really up to me,” Tee Higgins noted Monday about his return plan. “As for the pain, maybe I can play this week. Maybe not. You never know.”
Tee Higgins has a broken rib on his right side.Getty
Tee Higgins He initially thought he was dealing with back issues early in the team’s 27-3 loss. But a later evaluation revealed that he fractured his rib after apparently “landing badly.” The fourth-year receiver from Clemson He commented that it is not an injury that will force him to miss several weeks.
“They tried to take me out, but I said I wanted to finish the half and then check at halftime,” Higgins stressed.
He left the game with two catches on four attempts for 19 yards and did not play in the second half.
The offensive of Cincinnati has been in shambles for the first four weeks of the season. With the quarterback Joe Burrow playing with a right calf injury, the Bengals they are last in the NFL in offensive points per game and have scored three touchdowns, the fewest in the NFL.
Tee Higgins He did not receive a contract extension on his rookie contract, and one does not appear to be imminent. But despite the lack of long-term security, Higgins is more concerned about playing while the Bengals They try to improve a 1-3 start.
“Where the team is right now, I feel like my presence on the field can really help the team. The next few weeks are going to be huge. Just going out there and making plays that I know I can make will help the team.”
This is the first time Higgins has suffered a rib injury. He can’t sleep on his right side and can feel it when he coughs, he described. But on Monday he insisted that he has no intention of being off the field for an extended period of time. Higgins is also confident in the offense’s ability to improve, starting with this weekend’s game against the Arizona Cardinals (1-3).
The coach of the Bengals, Zac Taylor, dismissed any thoughts that Burrow might be unavailable as he continues to deal with his calf injury. Taylor also said Burrow is healthy enough to run a good offense.
Taylor noted that the offense needs to find a better rhythm early and needs to convert on third downs. Cincinnati failed on all five of his third-chance attempts against the Titans.
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