According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, who covered the game from Hawaii, "initial tests on Eifert were good." The tight end left Aloha Stadium with his foot in a boot, Hobson also reported. He added that when Eifert returns to Cincinnati he will have more evaluations to make sure nothing was broken, and to confirm nothing major happened to him.
Eifert believes he jammed his heel on a fourth-quarter play that resulted in an incomplete pass.
It was just after Eifert caught an 11-yard pass for a first down when he attempted to snag another throw from Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in the back of the end zone. Eifert had to stretch out a little for the attempted touchdown throw. When his momentum brought him to the ground, he dropped the ball. Eifert then got up and hobbled to the sideline, where he was initially evaluated.
Eifert was one of seven Bengals to appear in the unconferenced game. His injury was the only one reported in Team Irvin's (coached by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin) 49-27 win over Team Rice (coached by Hall of Famer Jerry Rice).