Bengals superstar QB Joe Burrow suffers season-ending injury
The Cincinnati Bengals’ push toward the playoffs just took a significant hit after losing star quarterback Joe Burrow for the rest of the season due to likely needing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.
Burrow suffered the injury in the second quarter of Thursday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens after he threw a four-yard touchdown pass.
“It’s tough,” Burrow said Friday afternoon via ESPN. “You work so hard for seasons and moments like these. Whenever you get hurt and it ends early, it’s tough to handle. That’s a part of the game.”
The star quarterback revealed that landing on his wrist after a hit from Jadeveon Clowney on the play before impacted his wrist. He stated that he felt “a pop” in the middle of the touchdown throw.
Burrow was in the midst of another productive campaign, recording 2,309 passing yards, 15 touchdown passes, six interceptions, and a 91.0 passer rating in 10 games.
It marks the second significant injury of his career as he suffered a torn ACL in his rookie campaign, but made a full recovery to start his second season without missing any time.
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Although head coach Zac Taylor didn’t provide a timeline for Burrow’s recovery, he should be ready to go by next offseason.
His absence pushes backup Jake Browning into the starter spot. Browning completed 8-of-14 passes for 68 passing yards and a touchdown in the loss against the Ravens.
He will serve as the starter for the foreseeable future as the Bengals attempt to push toward the playoffs.