Tuesday May 24th, 2016

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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will have surgery on his left ankle, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, and is expected to take three months to recover.

Eifert, 25, injured the ankle playing in the Pro Bowl in January, and the injury has reportedly not healed according to plan, leading to what’s being deemed a “minimal procedure” to repair it.

Eifert caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns in 13 games last season, functioning as one of Cincinnati’s top pass-catchers and one of the NFL’s better red zone threats.

The Bengals open training camp at the end of July. Eifert’s timetable suggests he will be ready for the regular season.

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