UPDATE: And the news gets worse. Joe Burrow has torn his ACL, MCL and has other structural issues in his knee, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With his injury coming this late in the season, and it being worse than expected, Burrow will likely be hard-pressed to be fully ready for Week 1 of the 2021 season.
UPDATE: Burrow suffered a torn ACL, which an MRI is expected to confirm on Monday, per Ian Rapoport.
UPDATE: Burrow signals that he is done for the season in his most recent tweet:
Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year✊— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) November 22, 2020
UPDATE: Joe Burrow has been ruled out for the rest of the game, as expected.
Ryan Finley is warming up as the Bengals trainers check out Joe Burrow’s left leg. The cart is now coming out for the first overall pick. At this point, it looks like his left leg was hit when releasing a pass and she stayed down. It does not look good.
Burrow had completed 22-of-34 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown when forced out early in the third quarter. Burrow was clearly near the top of the Rookie of the Year race, sitting at 2,485 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and only five interceptions. However, all signs point to this injury being season-ending. We’ll need more information of course, but we should be prepared for the worst in this case.
Ryan Finley would likely remain the Bengals starting quarterback for the rest of the season if Burrow’s season was in fact done. The team has Brandon Allen on their practice squad.