Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is currently on pace to shatter multiple rookie passing records. He looks every bit the part of a franchise quarterback for the rebuilding team.
Unfortunately, Burrow’s rookie campaign could have just come to a premature end. While we’re not going to speculate on the severity of the injury the LSU product suffered in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington, it did not look good.
Update: Nov. 23, 2:20 PM EST
Horrible. It was pretty much confirmed Sunday evening that Bengals stud rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL in Week 11’s loss to Washington. We now have more confirmation on the extent of said injury, and it’s not good.
Multiple media reports indicate that Burrow suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. This is the last thing that the Bengals and their fans wanted to hear. However, the structural damage to that knee does seem to indicate Burrow will be available for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. It’s all about surgery and how the talented young signal caller rehabs.
Burrow finishes his rookie season having completed 65% of his passes for 2,688 yards with 13 total touchdowns and just five interceptions in 10 starts. He was leading the NFL in both completions (264) and attempts (404) at the time of said injury.
Update: Nov. 22, 5:44 PM EST
In news most of us expected, initial tests on Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow’s injury left knee show a torn ACL. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, there could also be further damage to the knee.
Burrow suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington. He was sandwiched in between two defenders and found himself hit awkwardly in the left knee. Burrow was carted off the field and ruled out of the game almost immediately by the Bengals’ PR team.
Update: Nov. 22, 4:00 PM EST
Joe Burrow sends tweet telling fans that he’s going to miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season due to the knee injury he suffered on Sunday. There’s no further information in the specific injury, but it’s obvious he’s in line for a long rehab.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffers apparent serious leg injury
As you can see on the replay, Joe Burrow was sandwiched in between two Washington Football Team defenders. His left knee took most of the contact, forcing Burrow to be carted off the field.
Burrow was obviously in a tremendous amount of pain.
The Bengals almost immediately ruled Joe Burrow out with a left knee injury. That’s obviously not a great sign.
Joe Burrow injury and rookie season
The reigning Heisman winner entered Sunday’s Week 11 outing having completed 65.4% of his passes for 2,485 yards with 15 total touchdowns and just five interceptions in nine starts. He was leading the Bengals to nearly 23 points per game after the team averaged a mere 17.4 points a season ago.
Needless to say, the hope is that Burrow’s injury is not as severe as it seems. That might be false hope given how quickly Cincinnati ruled him out for the remainder of the game. Ryan Finley ultimately took over under center.
NFL world reacts to Joe Burrow injury
Obviously, those watching the unfortunate events play out in the nation’s capital Sunday afternoon had their reactions. Primarily, one of shock.
We will have further updates as it relates to the Joe Burrow injury as soon as more information comes out. For now, it’s simply a wait-and-see approach.
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