Bengals’ Joe Burrow destroys knee, 2021 season in doubt

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow destroyed his knee on Sunday. He was injured in the third quarter against the Washington Football Team at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

He was injured on a third down when two WFT defensive players sandwiched him on the play. Burrow was in a lot of pain and stayed down for several minutes before being carted off the field.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow carries the football against the Tennessee Titans
Joe Burrow carries the football against the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Joe Burrow/Instagram)

“The injury will require surgery and rehabilitation, though the team’s medical professionals expect him to fully recover and be back to lead the team next season,” the Bengals said in a statement.

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In fact, Burrow’s injury is more severe than first thought. Besides tearing his ACL, he also tore his MCL.

Plus, there was additional structural damage to his knee. Burrow is looking at a nine-month to one-year recovery.

The top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft may be forced to sit out the 2021 season as a result of the injury. Even if he did come back next season during the season, he may not be comfortable playing.

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The Bengals do not need to rush back Burrow. In league circles, he’s regarded as their franchise quarterback for the next 15-years.

“Everything is a little unique right now, but again, I’m sure he will attack this thing full speed ahead and get himself ready as soon as possible,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said.

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