According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, quarterback Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals experienced what is thought to be a calf strain during practise on Thursday and will undergo more testing.
The club would soon learn more about the seriousness of the injuries, according to head coach Zac Taylor, after Burrow was taken off the pitch at Paycor Stadium.
According to video taken by WCPO-TV, Burrow pumped left and scrambled right during an 11-on-11 exercise, plainly favouring his right leg as he skipped on his left before falling to the ground on the practise field. The medical professionals attended to Burrow before carting him away.
Following some unsaid discussion with the star quarterback on the practise field, Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase told reporters following Thursday’s practise that he isn’t very concerned about Burrow’s status.
Chase reportedly told The Athletic, “We always give each other that nod.” “He nodded to me and said he was well. He is a powerful man.
Burrow, a Pro Bowler who helped the Bengals to the Super Bowl in 2021, tore his left ACL in his first season in 2020. Since recovering from that injury, he has helped Cincinnati climb the AFC food chain.
Burrow is in the midst of contract negotiations with the Bengals, whom he led to back-to-back division wins for the first time in franchise history, as the 2023 season approaches.
Burrow, who had an appendectomy at the beginning of camp last year and was rehabbing a knee injury when he arrived at camp in 2021, talked about his optimism on Wednesday regarding the possibility of a problem-free August.
As long as I stay healthy, which I said, “knock on wood,” I believe I’ll be able to get a lot more out of this training camp than I have the last couple. According to Burrow, nothing has occurred thus far, according the team’s official website. “You’ll do better in Week 1 if you receive more practise at the position and more reps at game speed. I’ve been working hard this offseason, and I feel amazing both physically and psychologically. I’m prepared to approach this training camp head-on and aim for excellence. That’s what has me energised.
Unfortunately for Burrow, it appears that preseason play is doubtful as Cincinnati hangs its breath and waits for the best possible news surrounding its franchise quarterback in the upcoming days.