Injury Sidelines Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow for the Remainder of the Season

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sustained a season-ending injury to his right wrist on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 this news article explains. An MRI on Friday revealed that he had torn a ligament during the Bengals’ Thursday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens. Burrow’s season ended when he threw a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter before going down in extreme pain. He had reportedly injured his wrist when he was hit by Baltimore Ravens defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney. Jake Browning, the Bengals’ backup quarterback, stepped in to finish the game, and will now be starting for the team for the foreseeable future. Head coach Zac Taylor stated that players who suffer this type of injury are usually able to make a full recovery, but did not have a timeline for Burrow’s surgery or possible return. This is not the first time Burrow has endured a season-ending injury, as he also suffered knee injuries during his rookie year in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals are heavily invested in Burrow, having recently signed him to a multi-million dollar contract extension. As a result of his injury, the Bengals’ odds to win the Super Bowl have decreased significantly. Despite the setback, Burrow’s football career has been marked by numerous accolades and records, making him one of the most promising quarterbacks in the NFL. This injury will undoubtedly pose a challenge for the Bengals as they look to stay in the playoff picture for the 2023-2024 NFL season.