Ja’Marr Chase’s Injury Update Confirms Bitter Blow for Bengals

Published 12/18/2023, 10:06 PM EST

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The Cincinnati Bengals are facing a tough season with Joe Burrow out for the season. Though they are on a 3 game-win streak, the team recently suffered a major setback after they barely won the game against the Minnesota Vikings. Ja’Marr Chase took a hit in the game and the Bengals have ruled him out for some of the future games.

The indefinite recovery schedule of his injury has the Bengals in a frenzy as they are at a very critical point in the season with an 8-6 record on their hands. With Chase inactive, some interesting facts from Ian Rapoport come to light.

The Bengals fare without Ja’Marr Chase


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Ja’Marr Chase suffered an AC joint injury in the OT game against the Minnesota Vikings. Sadly, the star WR might not be around for some time in the future. A tweet from Ian Rapoport sheds light on his situation and indicates that the Bengals might face tough luck in their future games.

Chase, who suffered an injury in his shoulder will miss the next game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whether the injury would extend beyond that point is too early to say right now. However, his MRI has confirmed a break from the gridiron at the moment.


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Chase played till 4 quarter and led all the receivers with 64 yards before he got injured in his right shoulder and was ruled out. He suffered a separated shoulder, which may be an AC sprain (an injury to the ligaments in the shoulder).

A tweet on X has raised some questions about this analysis of this injury.

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Facts about Chase’s injury take a turn

For now, per Zach Taylor, Chase is taking in on a day-to-day basis. Jeff Mueller a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an Injury analyst writes that a ‘shoulder separation’, which was the initial analysis of his situation turned to a ‘mild AC sprain’ and how the two are very different from each other.


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Before being ejected, the receiver was 4 for 4 and went for 64 yards and 3 first downs. He led the receivers in the game. Chase has 93 receptions for 1,156 yards, and 7 touchdowns this season. For now, per Taylor, everything is as it comes with Ja’Marr Chase and his practice schedule might fluctuate depending on his recovery.


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