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Ja’Marr Chase avoids injured reserve, week-to-week with hip injury

We break down the news that Ja’Marr Chase has a hip injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals walks off the field after beating the Atlanta Falcons 35-17 at Paycor Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Saturday update: Ja’Marr Chase will not be heading to IR, but has been ruled OUT for Week 8. He will be listed as week-to-week with his hip injury but could return within the next four weeks.

Friday update: Some good news for Chase, as he won’t go on I.R., per Jordan Schultz. He is apparently dealing with a hairline fracture in his hip along with a torn labrum. Not going on I.R. means the team hopes he can come back before he misses four games.

Thursday PM Update: The hip injury that Chase is dealing with is expected to sideline him between 4 and 6 weeks making him likely to land on IR.

The Cincinnati Bengals don’t have Ja’Marr Chase on the practice field Thursday, as he is dealing with a hip injury, per Andrew Gillis. Chase has been playing through the injury and playing extremely well. Head coach Zac Taylor didn’t seem to be concerned, so this appears to be just some management of the injury and soreness.

Chase did appear to be dealing with the injury during their Week 7 game, but as we know, he still put up great numbers. The Bengals also have an extra day of rest this week since they play on Monday Night Football.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Chase has been on fire of late, catching 15 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns over the last two games. And on the season he has 47 receptions for 605 yards and 6 touchdowns. He’s a fantasy stud and should stay that way.