Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert suffered a foot injury in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, won 49-27 by Team Irvin at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Eifert was playing for Team Irvin with five Bengals teammates. He was making his first Pro Bowl appearance following a breakout season that came after an injury-truncated 2014 in which he played all but one quarter after suffering an elbow injury that later was added to with a shoulder injury.
Eifert early in the fourth quarter appeared to come down with a 35-yard touchdown catch from Team Irvin quarterback Jameis Winston, but he jammed his heel and lost the ball as he fell to the ground.
Sideline television cameras showed trainers working on Eifert’s left foot as they placed it in a protective wrap. He left the stadium in a walking boot, and plans to undergo more tests when he gets back to Cincinnati, according to a report on the Bengals' official website.
Eifert finished the annual NFL all-star game with one reception for 11 yards. He was targeted twice.
In a twist of irony, Eifert treated Bengals director of rehabilitation Nick Cosgray to a free trip to Hawaii. The Pro Bowl experience for Cosgray was a reward for him helping Eifert recover from the 2014 season-ending injuries. Unfortunately, the two may be spending more time together than Eifert would like this offseason, following this latest injury.