NFL Rumors: Timeline For Bengals Receiver To Return Has Been Set

The Cincinnati Bengals opted not to place Ja'Marr Chase on the Injured Reserve following a hip injury which was expected to sideline him for 4-6 weeks minimum, and now, it appears that he is eyeing a return to practice this week, just three weeks after the injury was sustained.

According to sources within the Bengals however, a return is unlikely to happen this week as the Bengals take on the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, and while Week 12 is a possibility, the most likely date is December 4th against the Kansas City Chiefs. Without Chase, the Bengals have been up and down so far, with solid games from Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, so if they can get him back at full health by at least Week 13, there's no reason why this team can't go on a run yet again in 2022.

Chase was off to yet another stellar start in 2022 before he suffered the injury, and if he can get back soon, he'll finish the season with some outstanding numbers, but this is a story that we will keep an eye on, as Chase has been eyeing off a return this week, even though the team believe he is still a week or two away. 

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