The Cincinnati Bengals have placed fifth year tight end Tyler Eifert on season-ending Injured Reserve, the team announced Thursday.
This marks the end of another season for Eifert, who has just five years under his belt, but has managed to end the season on IR in three of his five seasons. Both last season and this season he’s suffered season-ending back injuries, which eventually required surgery.
Eifert is scheduled to undergo back surgery today in Los Angeles and the time table for his recovery is 4-6 months. Per ESPN, the surgery Eifert is undergoing is a microdiscectomy, which entails removing a piece of a herniated disc in his back.
Per WebMD:
Discectomy is surgery to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

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