Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the MRI revealed more damage than anticipated for Bengals QB Joe Burrow, who tore his ACL and MCL and suffered other structural issues in his knee.
Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that Burrow will undergo reconstructive surgery and rehab for 2021.
The expectation was that this was going to be a serious knee injury for Burrow, but it’s disappointing that it turned out to be even worse.
We’ll have to see how Burrow’s rehab goes, given that Carson Wentz suffered a multi-ligament knee injury on December 10 and wound up missing two games the following year.
You can expect the Bengals to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
The Bengals will turn to second-year QB Ryan Finley for the remainder of the season.
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.