Joe Burrow has been ruled out for the season as the NFL investigates how the Bengals reported the quarterback’s injury

Joe Burrow has been ruled out for the season as the NFL investigates how the Bengals reported the quarterback’s injury

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow grabs his wrist and holds it after a throw against the Baltimore Ravens.


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a ligament in his right wrist during Thursday night’s 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

On Friday, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow will likely need surgery and that the QB is “very disappointed” with the diagnosis.

Burrow left Thursday’s contest in the second quarter, shortly after throwing the go-ahead pass to Joe Mixon that put the Bengals up 10-7. Burrow was seen wincing in pain as he released the ball during the play.

Burrow was then seen on the sideline trying to throw a football. He was visibly upset that he couldn’t catch the ball and shook his head in frustration before running to the locker room.

“The play before it happened, I landed on my wrist a little bit, and the next play, the touchdown pass, I felt a pop in the middle of the throw,” Burrow said Friday, according to the NFL. “I tried to try but I couldn’t get it done, and obviously I got the news today, so not great.”

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Joe Burrow has been ruled out for the season.

Taylor said the QB likely hurt himself during a routine play earlier in the scoring drive when Ravens outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney landed on Burrow.

Burrow has suffered some serious injuries since being selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University (LSU). Burrow’s rookie season was derailed after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament and MCL in his left knee.

Taylor was asked about the physical and mental toll the injuries have taken on Boro.

“I think if he were a normal human being, I would worry about that. Not him. He’s wired differently, he’s programmed differently,” Taylor said Friday.

“He’s built a little differently to be able to overcome setbacks and challenges and play with a chip on his shoulder — all things you can say about a guy like that.

“That’s why I have confidence that he will respond to this in the right way at the right time. That’s just part of how you build an atmosphere.”

Burrow was reportedly spotted on Wednesday wearing some type of brace or sleeve on his right wrist, but the QB was not listed on the Bengals’ injury list coming into Thursday’s game, and he told the NFL on Friday that the two injuries were unrelated.

In a statement issued Friday, the NFL said it was looking into whether the Bengals were adhering to the league’s injury reporting policy. The association said that the investigation is “routine” in such situations.

Burrow, who led the team to the 2022 Super Bowl and the AFC title last season, became the highest-paid player in NFL history in September. The Ohio native signed a five-year, $275 million contract extension with Cincinnati through the 2029 season.

The Bengals will now turn to backup quarterback Jake Browning, who finished Thursday’s game.

Cincinnati’s next game will be against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on November 26.

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