Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow injured his right wrist in Thursday night’s 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Here’s what you need to know:
- Burrow appeared to be in pain after throwing a touchdown pass to running back Joe Mixon in the second quarter.
- He went to the medical tent after the play and tried to throw a pass to the sideline but was unable to.
- As he trotted to the locker room, Amazon’s Kayleigh Hartung reported that Burrow “couldn’t grip the ball or raise his elbow.”
- Burrow completed 11 of 17 passes for 101 yards and one score. In his place, backup quarterback Jake Browning completed 8 of 14 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.
What does it mean to lose Burrow?
The worst-case scenario unfolded for the Bengals. As long as Burrow is around, there’s always a chance, and the immediacy with which Burrow grabbed his right hand after the touchdown pass to Mixon was a bad sign. It got even worse when he twice tried and failed to throw on the sideline, instead cringing in pain after trying.
Burrow has been battling injuries all year, but has finally recovered from his calf injury. That’s the last thing he or Cincinnati needs at a critical time in the season, with back-to-back AFC North games coming up. — Paul Denner Jr., Bengals beat writer
What to expect from Browning
Browning beat out Trevor Siemian in training camp to win the backup quarterback spot, but was far from a long-term player. The Bengals liked the development of Browning, a former undrafted free agent from Washington.
Still, he has never appeared in a regular season game, and the idea of him being thrown into the fire at this spot is far from what Cincinnati can prepare for. Browning has good mobility, which could be a trait Zac Taylor leans towards. — Denner
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