Initial Diagnosis For Bengals QB Joe Burrow Is Torn ACL



Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Bengals rookie QB Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL and may have additional damage to his knee based on the initial diagnosis. 

Burrow will still undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of his injury, but it’s very likely he’s out for the season. 

Joe Burrow posted the following on Twitter, essentially confirming that this is a season-ending injury. 

Bengals rookie QB Joe Burrow suffered a left knee injury during Sunday’s game against Washington and was carted to the locker room. 

Joe Burrow

The Bengals have confirmed that Burrow has a knee injury and obviously will not return to the game.

Burrow took a hit to his lower left leg from a Washington defender while in the pocket. 

Based on video of the play, David Chao says Burrow appears to have suffered a hyperextension and valgus force and the worry is that he may have MCL and ACL tears.

Burrow, 23, was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft by the Bengals. He signed a four-year, $36,190,137 rookie contract that includes a $23,880,100 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year for the Bengals to pick up for the 2024 season. 

Entering today’s game, Burrow had appeared in nine games for the Bengals and completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,485 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. He had also rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Burrow as the news is available.

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