During the Cincinnati Bengals’ 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, quarterback Joe Burrow left in the first half with a sprained wrist. Burrow’s injury not only contributed to the loss but could potentially impact the reigning AFC North champions’ season.
“[Burrow] is, again, one of the best and most visible players in the NFL,” David Helman said on Friday’s “The NFL on FOX Podcast.” “He’s Cincinnati’s best hope for putting together a viable run at the playoffs. I’m not sure if I see this team going anywhere meaningful without him.”
Bengals’ Joe Burrow suffers wrist injury vs. Ravens — Dave Helman reacts
In the past two seasons, the 26-year-old has led the Bengals to appearances in the Super Bowl as well as the AFC Championship game.
However, Burrow’s struggle with injuries has been well-documented during his young career. The fourth-year signal-caller suffered both a torn ACL and MCL that prematurely ended his rookie season and has experienced other minor setbacks along the way.
So, when Burrow was witnessed immediately grabbing his wrist following a touchdown pass in the second quarter, as well as being unable to grip a football during practice throws on the sideline, many were understandably concerned about his well-being.
“Hopefully [the wrist injury] isn’t something that derails his season beyond one night,” Helman said. “But it was unsettling to watch him not be able to throw a football. That is what he is paid 200-something million dollars to do.”
Adding to Burrow’s wrist injury saga, the NFL confirmed on Friday they are investigating the Bengals for leaving their quarterback off the injury report despite the team’s social media account posting a photo of him wearing a wrist device on Wednesday night. Burrow was also seen exiting the team bus with a wrist brace on Thursday’s broadcast.
The NFL regularly looks into matters of team compliance with the Injury Report policy, and failure to do so can result in…
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Publish date : 2023-11-17 19:19:30
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