Bengals WR Tyler Boyd suffers MCL sprain
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd suffered a low-grade MCL sprain during his team’s victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and may miss the remainder of the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Boyd caught four passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in the game.
On the season overall, Boyd has hauled in 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in what has been a breakout campaign for the third-year wideout.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh, was originally selected by the Bengals in the second round (55th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Boyd played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, snaring 54 balls for 603 yards while reaching the end zone once.
The following year, Boyd saw his season cut short due to a knee injury, as he finished with just 22 catches for 225 yards and a couple of scores in 10 contests.
With the win over the Raiders, Cincinnati improved to 6-8 on the year. However, the Bengals are no longer in playoff contention, so they are essentially just playing for pride and draft position at this point.
This will mark the third straight year Cincy has missed the postseason after making the playoffs five years in a row between 2011 and 2015. However, in spite of all of their playoff appearances during that span, the Bengals are still yet to win a postseason game since the 1990-91 campaign.
Cincinnati will spend its final two weeks of the regular season on the road, first heading to Cleveland to take on the Browns next week before wrappings things up with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 30.