Joe Burrow ruled out for the season with torn ligaments in wrist
In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens win over the Cincinnati Bengals, many thought the Bengals would be able to rebound after a slow start and make a viable run at the AFC North division crown. There was just a giant cloud hanging over the team, and that was the uncertainty surrounding the health of Joe Burrow.
Burrow left the Thursday night game with what was labeled as a wrist injury, but the extent of the injury was unknown at the time. As of Friday afternoon the Bengals knew his season was over.
Joe Burrow is out for the remainder of the season.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 17, 2023
According to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, Burrow suffered a torn wrist ligament which will likely require surgery, ending his season.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffered a torn wrist ligament that will likely require season-ending surgery, coach Zac Taylor said.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 17, 2023
The Bengals, who now sport a 5-5 record, have a sever uphill climb to make a shot at the playoffs, and you have to wonder if it is possible without Burrow at the helm. The Bengals now turn to Jake Browning, the backup quarterback, in hopes of keeping their season alive, but it won’t be easy.
On top of the injury to Burrow, the Bengals have a very difficult upcoming schedule in the waning weeks of the regular season, making any comeback from the 2022 AFC North Champions seem unlikely at best.
Stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, and the Bengals in Week 12.