Report: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert Out for Season After Breaking Ankle vs. Falcons

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert broke his ankle against the Falcons on Sunday.
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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is a Pro Bowl-caliber player when he's healthy. However, throughout his career, he's had a tough time staying on the field.

Eifert broke his right ankle against the Falcons after being carted off the field in the second half, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He is expected to undergo surgery, which would end his season.

Eifert posted a note on Twitter thanking those supporting him.

"This was the hardest I've worked to put my self in a position to help this team succeed and having this happen crushes me," Eifert said.

Eifert, 28, underwent season-ending back surgery last season after appearing in just two games. He had previously undergone ankle surgery in 2016.

Eifert made four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown against Atlanta prior to exiting the contest. He entered the matchup with 11 receptions for 141 yards through three games this season.