The extent of Joe Burrow’s injury has been revealed, and it spells disappointment for Bengals fans. In the Cincinnati Bengals’ 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Burrow left the game in the second quarter due to a wrist injury. Head coach Zac Taylor initially described it as a wrist sprain, but The Athletic’s Paul Dehner reports a ligament tear, likely ending Burrow’s season. Taylor has since confirmed this unfortunate news.
In Burrow’s absence, Jake Browning stepped in during the Baltimore game, orchestrating two scoring drives, the last culminating in a touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase with 1:08 remaining. Browning’s stats included 8/14 passing for 68 yards, one touchdown, three sacks, and four runs for 40 yards. Currently, the Bengals’ only other quarterback is veteran AJ McCarron on the practice squad.
Although Trevor Siemian, who spent the training camp with the Bengals this year, is on the New York Jets practice squad, the absence of Joe Burrow significantly diminishes the team’s hopes for the remainder of the season.