- C.J. Uzomah was injured in the AFC Championship but vows not to miss the Super Bowl on Sunday.
- To announce that he will be playing, he fired up the crowd in electric fashion during a pep rally on Monday.
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Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah suffered a sprained MCL in the first half of the AFC Championship game against the Chiefs, but that isn’t holding him down. The 29-year-old said on Monday that he will be playing in the Super Bowl and announced his decision in electric fashion.
Uzomah did not practice last week and the team did not practice fully on Monday before flying to L.A. on Tuesday. Prior to boarding the plane to head out West, Cincinnati held a fan rally at Paul Brown Stadium.
During the rally, Uzomah took the mic last. Before making his speech, he proceeded to rip off his knee brace in dramatic fashion, threw it into the air and flexed. It was an incredible moment that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Take a look, but be careful, because it will make you want to run through a wall:
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 8, 2022
Uzomah also spoke with reporters on Monday about his knee. No matter how much pain he might be in, he is not missing the Super Bowl.
“I’m not missing the biggest game of my life,” Uzomah said. “I’m not missing it. That’s my approach going every day into rehab.”
It is unclear whether the veteran tight end will really be healthy enough to give it a go, but it certainly seems like he is doing everything he can to be on the field. A player like Uzomah is impossible to root against.
If you can’t get excited about knee brace stunt on Monday, you don’t have a pulse.