Bengals TE Tyler Eifert to miss three months after ankle surgery - [Full Article]

When Bengals TE Tyler Eifert left the Pro Bowl in a walking boot following an injury to his left ankle on Jan. 31, the initial diagnosis and estimates for his recovery were promising.

But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked, and The Enquirer has learned from multiple league sources that the 25-year-old tight end will undergo what was deemed a "minimal procedure" on that ankle soon.

A three month recovery is anticipated.

Update: Adam Schefter is reporting that Eifert's availability for the opener is "in jeopardy, per source."

Fantasy Impact: 

A three month timetable puts Eifert back in late August, and if there are any delays in his recovery, he may not be available for Week 1. He was a touchdown machine in 2015, finding the end zone 13 times in 13 games. His 5th-round ADP is sure to drop on the news of his surgery, and if he’s healthy for Week 1, he could be a nice value in the 7th/8th round.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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