Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a gruesome knee injury during the 20-9 loss to the Washington Football team on Sunday. Unfortunately, his MRI confirmed Cincinnati’s biggest fears. Bengals coach Zac Taylor confirmed that Burrow sustained a season-ending left knee injury during his Monday press conference at 3 p.m.
“Joe Burrow suffered a left knee injury. We expect him to have surgery and rehab and make a full recovery and be ready for the 2021 season,” Taylor said.
NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo reports that this is a multi-ligament injury like Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles suffered a few years ago. Wentz who was hurt in December, missed the first two games of the following year. It is still up in the air if Burrow will indeed be ready to play in the 2021 season opener.
A multi-ligament injury like Carson Wentz had a few years ago. He got hurt Dec. 10 and missed the first two games the following year. So use that as a rough guide for how long Burrow will be sidelined. https://t.co/ZYXyj866HZ
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 23, 2020
With Burrow now sidelined, expect Ryan Finley to take over as the Bengals’ new starting quarterback. In limited action on Sunday, he completed 3 of 10 passes for 30 yards and an interception. That’s nothing to be excited about for Bengals fans. The 2-7-1 Bengals are currently sitting with the third overall pick if the season were to end today. If there is any form of silver lining to this tragic event that may be it. It would allow the Bengals a chance to draft a generational left tackle in Penei Sewell.
In a show of support and a moment that fans can be proud of, Cincinnati fans have donated in large to the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund to support injured rookie. Burrow’s emotional Heisman Trophy acceptance speech indicated the importance to Burrow of battling hunger and poverty in his hometown of Athens/The Plains and surrounding areas.
— BengalsCaptain (@BengalsCaptain) November 22, 2020
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