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Tyler Eifert says he’s OK after suffering stinger

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 29: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a catch in front of Marcus Roberson #47 of the St. Louis Rams at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert missed a lot of time in his first two seasons because of injuries, including a stinger in his rookie season that likely jumped to many minds on Sunday when he left the team’s victory over the Rams with the same injury.

Anyone worried about things playing out in a similar way this time will likely be cheered by the tight end’s comments after the game. Eifert didn’t return to the contest after exiting in the third quarter, but suggested that he may have returned if the Bengals weren’t up by so much on their way to the 31-7 win.

“I’m OK,” Eifert said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “There’s protocol with the stinger. I’ve had it before, I’ve dealt with it before. Just want to make sure you get your strength back and feeling back in your arm. Whether I would have come back or not, they just kind of said, ‘All right you’re done, we are not even going to worry about it.’ If I had to come in, probably, but I’ll be fine.”

Eifert had three catches for 40 yards, including his 12th touchdown of the year, before getting hurt on Sunday. It sounds like he should be trying for No. 13 against the Browns next Sunday.