Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury today against the Washington Football Team.
Independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman broke the news Sunday on Twitter.
“#Bengals rookie Joe Burrow getting carted off…” Kleiman writes.
It was the worst fear of Bengals fans that happened when Burrow took a hit he didn’t get up from.
Burrow dropped back to pass early in the third quarter on a third-and-2 play. He was then hit low by one pass rusher and high by another after throwing an incomplete pass intended for wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Burrow clutched his left knee before being left on a cart.
Bengals players and opposing players as well came out immediately onto the field to show support for their quarterback as he was taken away. Cincinnati quickly ruled Burrow out for the remainder of the game shortly after the injury.
You can see Burrows leg give out in the graphic video.
“Here’s the Joe Burrow injury, this is awful if it’s serious,” Kleiman adds.
Burrow was having a nice game before taking the shot to his legs. He was 22/34 passing for 203 yards. He also connected with veteran wide receiver AJ Green for a touchdown. It was Green’s first touchdown reception of the season.
Burrow was the number one pick in April’s NFL draft. He had a record-setting, Heisman Trophy-winning senior campaign at LSU including winning last year’s National Championship.
The loss is a huge blow for the Cincinnati Bengals, of course, but also the NFL as a whole if Burrow has to miss significant time.
Second-year quarterback Ryan Finley, has entered the game for the Bengals. Finley was the starter for three games last season for Cincinnati. He took over after veteran Andy Dalton was playing poorly.
NFL Players React to Joe Burrow Injury
Several NFL players have taken the time to send Burrow well wishes after he suffered what looked like a serious leg injury.
A couple star quarterbacks were the first to do so. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was one of them saying, “Prayers up!!! @JoeyB.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also sent prayers to the rookie QB.
“Praying for you @JoeyB !!!” Wilson wrote after the injury.
Former NFL wide receiver and big personality Chad Johnson did much of the same.
“Prayers up for Joe Burrow,” he said.
Furthermore, the Bengals starting running back Joe Mixon is praying for his QB as well. Mixon has been out of the lineup since Week 6 with a foot injury.
“PRAYERS UP FOR MY QB,” Mixon tweeted.
Joe Burrow Addresses Injury
Shortly after being addressed by the Bengals’ medical staff, Burrow took to Twitter to address NFL fans.
Confirming that he’s done for the year aside, Burrow is keeping it positive. It’s a long road back for the young QB, but if his career to this point is any sign, Burrow will be back at his best sooner rather than later.