Tyler Eifert suffers setback after nearing return to field

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs the ball in the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Cincinnati. Eifert had surgery on his left ankle this summer and is expected to miss most of training camp and perhaps a few games early in the season. He had one of the best seasons in club history, catching 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns, a club record for a tight end. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

CINCINNATI (WANE) – It appears Tyler Eifert’s return to the football field will have to wait a little bit longer.

After going through a light workout on Monday Eifert did not practice with the Bengals on Wednesday. Cincinnati listed him out of practice with a recently suffered back injury.

The setback means Eifert will likely not play this Sunday against the Cowboys. Bengals fans were hopeful he would return this week from an ankle injury that’s kept him out of action since the Pro Bowl.