- Cincinnati Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow left Sunday’s game against Washington with a nasty looking lower leg injury.
- The team has said only that he suffered ‘a left knee injury’.
- Burrow gave an ominous sign in a tweet that said ‘See ya next year’.
Joe Burrow had been having a great rookie season but it now looks to be at an end due to a brutal knee injury suffered in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. He suffered a lower leg injury that is only being described by the team as a ‘left knee issue’ but based on Burrow’s post game comments and the ugly visual of the mishap it sure looks like he’s done for the year.
The injury took place in the third quarter of Washington’s 20-9 home victory at FedEx Field. Burrow was looking to pass on a third and 2 play deep in Bengals’ territory. He completed the pass but was sandwiched by a pair of Waashington defenders with one landing awkwardly on his leg. Burrow immediately reached for his left knee and gave the indication that he was in a lot of pain. Burrow was carted off the field with his teammates and a number of Washington players giving him encouragement including Chase Young, Terry McLaurin and Dwayne Haskins, all of whom were at LSU.
Young in particular said that he took it personally:
“I was going and all I heard was the yelling. He held his knee. You never want to see that. I was hurting, man. I was hurting because I know Joe. I wanted to keep playing against Joe. You just never want to see that happen to anybody.”
Burrow was quickly ruled out of the rest of the game and the first confirmation of the severity of his injury came from the Don Best live odds feed which indicated he was ‘out indefinitely’:
Almost immediately after, Burrow himself posted the following Tweet:
Although the exact nature of the injury and the severity won’t be known until Burrow has a MRI on Monday but the fear is that he’s suffered an ACL and MCL injury. There’s always the chance that the injury could not be as severe as initially thought but Burrow’s reaction strongly suggests that he’s done for the year.