Cincinnati Bengals fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Star quarterback Joe Burrow had a scare at Thursday’s training camp session, but fortunately, he has avoided a serious injury. Burrow had to be carted off the field after suffering an injury during practice, but it has been determined that he only has a calf strain, according to Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor.
#Bengals coach Zac Taylor tells reporters that QB Joe Burrow suffered a calf strain — which is much better news than several alternatives. Have to imagine this takes him off the field for the preseason. TBD on a timeframe.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2023
The incident was a non-contact injury, which is always concerning, but thankfully, it is not as severe as initially feared. Burrow had a torn ACL and MCL in his rookie season in 2020, which ended his campaign prematurely.
BREAKING: Joe Burrow was just carted to the locker room, after going down on a play during 11-on-11.
— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) July 27, 2023
However, since then, he has only missed one game, a non-essential matchup in 2021, due to a knee injury. The Bengals have experienced newfound success with Burrow at the helm, winning five playoff games and reaching the AFC Championship Games in 2021 and 2022.
Though they narrowly missed out on winning Super Bowl 56 against the Los Angeles Rams, their progress has been significant compared to their postseason drought from 1991 to 2021.
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