The Cincinnati Bengals will move forward through the 2023 season without their franchise cornerstone. Head coach Zac Taylor told reporters on Friday that Joe Burrow has a torn ligament in his wrist, which will require season-ending surgery.
Burrow was ruled out of the Bengals’ Week 11 matchup with the Ravens after suffering a right wrist injury. Cincy’s quarterback departed to the locker room midway through the second quarter after dealing with an injury to his throwing hand. He was initially listed as questionable to return before ultimately being downgraded and put on the shelf for the rest of the night in what resulted in a 34-20 win for the Ravens. Afterward, Taylor characterized Burrow’s injury as a sprained wrist, but less than 24 hours later brought a more dire diagnosis.
“Obviously, you have a lot of aspirations for what the season is going to look like,” Burrow told reporters when addressing the media on Friday. “What the end of the season is going to look like. We were in a good spot. We are in a good spot. … Things were starting to take a turn. You’re starting to play really well and then something like this happens. Nothing you can do about it. Just got to grind it out.”
That wrist had been the topic of conversation leading into this game after a social media post caught Burrow wearing some sort of wrap on that hand exiting the team bus in Baltimore. However, Taylor noted Friday that the wrap was “completely unrelated” to this latest injury. He specifically suffered the injury on Cincinnati’s fourth drive of the night on a tackle from Ravens pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, per Taylor. Despite the injury that came earlier in the drive, Burrow completed a touchdown pass to running back Joe Mixon to cap off a 12-play, 82-yard touchdown drive and was in noticeable discomfort upon making the throw.
“The play before it happened, I landed on my wrist a little bit and…
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Author : Tyler Sullivan
Publish date : 2023-11-17 21:18:20
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