The original video in question with the brace was posted, and then deleted, by the Bengals’ official X account. As for the actual season-ending injury, Burrow appeared to suffer it on an absolutely routine throw during Thursday’s game. Bengals coach Zac Taylor after the game said Burrow had fallen on the wrist earlier in the game, ESPN reported.
Here is video of Joe Burrow arriving. No brace visible on right hand. pic.twitter.com/aUF8NdeNWp— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 16, 2023
That apparent on-field discomfort and pain continued on the sidelines, where a visibly frustrated Burrow couldn’t even grip the football — a somewhat critical skill for an NFL quarterback:
Joe Burrow was in some pain following that TD pass to Joe Mixon.He didn’t get hit or anything, but was flexing his throwing hand. pic.twitter.com/nEinSjLU7I — James Rapien (@JamesRapien) November 17, 2023
According to ESPN, Taylor said that Burrow “absolutely” felt healthy going into the Thursday night tilt. Taylor claimed not to have heard any rumblings about a damaged wrist prior to the game. For Burrow, suffering a second season-ending injury within four NFL seasons is a brutal enough problem to deal with. And this season had already been an injury-plagued one before Thursday, with Burrow dealing with a calf injury that many presumed to be season-ending when it happened during a team practice back in July. [firefly_poll] For the Bengals, if they are found in violation, the team will likely be fined. The Bengals’ AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers and their head coach, Mike Tomlin, were fined a collective $100,000 in 2019 for failing to report an injury to then-Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to the Enquirer. That injury involved Roethlisberger’s elbow, according to an ESPN report from at the time. While Burrow begins another long road to rehabilitation, the Bengals will prepare for a Sunday game against those same Steelers in Pittsburgh with backup quarterback Jake Browning.
A glimpse of what Joe Burrow is dealing with on what the team now says is a right wrist injury: pic.twitter.com/nOW3qR0RhR— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2023
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