The worst fear of Bengals fans happened in the third quarter at the Washington Football Team when Burrow took a hit he didn’t get up from. Burrow went down and was loaded on a cart as teammates patted him on the helmet. It appeared to be an injury to his left leg, possibly his knee. Ryan Finley came in the game for the Bengals.
Burrow tweeted a grim early diagnosis, saying, “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.”
Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year✊
— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) November 22, 2020
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Burrow suffered a torn ACL with the possibility of additional damage.
The No 1 overall pick out of LSU had played fantastically this season, especially considering he was behind a bad offensive line. If the injury keeps Burrow out a while, it will end a promising rookie season. Hopefully it doesn’t carry over to the start of next season if it’s serious.
Players on both sides reacted like it was a serious injury, coming over to give their well wishes.
Players from both teams came over to pat Joe Burrow in the head before he was carted off. pic.twitter.com/Dz5w5Wwjwh
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 22, 2020
Dwayne Haskins out on the field at the cart. He and Chase Young and Terry McLaurin go to the cart to say something to Burrow, their former OSU teammate.
— John Keim (@john_keim) November 22, 2020
Burrow was throwing when a Washington defender rolled into his left leg, causing it to buckle:
Joe Burrow injury doesn't look good at all!!!! pic.twitter.com/tA3RFi0GAu
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) November 22, 2020
The loss is a huge blow for the Bengals, of course, but also the NFL as a whole if Burrow misses any significant time. He was one of the NFL’s best stories, as his great season at LSU carried over to the pros immediately. The Bengals haven’t been very good around him but he was still a bright spot, for this season and the future.
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