The Cincinnati Bengals received a devastating blow as star quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a significant wrist injury that will force him to miss the remainder of the season. The announcement was made by Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.
The injury appeared to occur just before Burrow threw a touchdown pass to Joe Mixon in the second quarter of the Bengals’ Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Despite attempting to play through the pain, cameras inside M&T Bank Stadium showed that Burrow was unable to grip a football, ultimately sidelining him for the rest of the game, which the Bengals lost 34-20.
Zac Taylor indicated that the 26-year-old quarterback will “likely” require surgery to address the wrist issue. The NFL is reportedly investigating whether the Bengals were aware of any potential wrist problems with Burrow leading up to the Thursday Night Football matchup.
Burrow was spotted wearing a hand brace upon arrival in Baltimore, yet he was not listed on the team’s injury report prior to the game. Losing Burrow is a massive setback for the Bengals, as he is widely regarded as one of the top five quarterbacks in the league at present.
With a current record of 5-5, the Bengals will turn to Joe Burrow’s backup, Jake Browning, in an effort to salvage their season.
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