Ja’Marr Chase returned to practice this week and, in his “head,” will suit up against the Texans as the Bengals prepare for another AFC clash. “In my head, I’m playing,” Chase said about Sunday’s game. “Until further notice and anything else and we’ll see.”
On Sunday, he plunged into the back bruising he had incurred as treatment, such as sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber every night, to promote recuperation. “I did a little bit of routes on air,” Chase said about Thursday’s workload. “Just get myself moving on the grass and stuff so I felt better.”
It would be huge if Chase could play on Sunday, as it is unclear whether Tee Higgins will be able to play after injuring his hamstring during practice on Thursday. “Nothing’s wrong. It’s just bruised,” Chase said about his back’s structural health.