12:22 PM – Joe Burrow just met with media members to discuss the injury … and he said he felt “a pop” while he was throwing the touchdown pass to Joe Mixon.
Cincinnati Bengals’ star quarterback, Joe Burrow, is out for the season due to a significant wrist injury sustained during a game against the Ravens. The NFL is investigating whether the Bengals knew about the issue beforehand.
Details of the Injury and Burrow’s Recovery
According to Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, star quarterback Joe Burrow sustained a significant wrist injury just before throwing a touchdown pass to Joe Mixon in the second quarter of the team’s Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens.
Burrow attempted to play through the pain, but it was evident that he could not grip the football. As a result, he sat out the rest of the game, which the Bengals lost, 34-20.
Taylor stated that Burrow would likely need surgery to fix the issue. Despite being out for the remainder of the season, Burrow has vowed to remain involved with the team.
Investigation and Potential Controversy
It appears that the NFL is investigating whether or not the Bengals were aware of a potential problem with Burrow’s wrist leading up to the game. Burrow was seen wearing a brace on his hand upon arriving in Baltimore, but he was not listed on the team’s injury report before the matchup.
While the outcome of the investigation is yet to be known, losing Burrow for the season is undoubtedly a significant blow to the Bengals. Burrow is widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Looking Ahead for the Bengals
With a 5-5 record, the Bengals will now have to rely on Jake Browning, Burrow’s backup, to salvage their season. Browning will have big shoes to fill as he steps into the role of starting quarterback.