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Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has sprained MCL, likely out for year

By The Sports Xchange
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has sprained MCL, likely out for year
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) is tackled by Oakland Raiders defensive back Rashaan Melvin (22) during the first half of play on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

Tyler Boyd's season is in jeopardy after the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver sustained a knee injury during the opening drive of the third quarter in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Boyd has a low-grade MCL sprain. The injury could sideline him for the remaining two contests of the season for the Bengals (6-8), who snapped a five-game skid with a 30-16 victory versus the Raiders.

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On Sunday, Boyd became the first Bengals wide receiver not named A.J. Green to reach 1,000 receiving yards for a season since Chad Johnson in 2009.

Prior to his injury, Boyd celebrated a touchdown catch with a reprise of Johnson's Riverdance celebration.

Boyd posted career highs in receptions (76), receiving yards (1,028) and touchdowns (seven) this season.

The 24-year-old Boyd has collected 152 catches for 1,856 yards with 10 touchdowns in 40 career games since being selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

With the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Boyd injured and with Green out for the season, the Bengals will look to fellow wideouts John Ross, Cody Core and Alex Erickson for production when Cincinnati visits the Cleveland Browns (6-7-1) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

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