As if the season couldn’t start any worse for the Cincinnati Bengals, QB Joe Burrow aggravated his strained right calf on Sunday versus the Ravens.
It’s another 0-2 hole to start a new campaign for the Cincinnati Bengals. They fell on Sunday to divisional rivals the Baltimore Ravens 27-24. Quarterback Joe Burrow was limping as the game wound down and admitted afterwards that he aggravated his already tender right calf.
Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow Aggravates Calf, Severity Uncertain
As of Monday morning, the seriousness of Joe Burrow’s hurt calf is unclear. He’ll obviously go through some rigorous tests as the week goes along. Perhaps a silver lining is that the Bengals don’t play until Monday night when the Los Angeles Rams come to town. As such, Burrow will have had over a week to practice and rest as best he can.
The star quarterback had a decent Sunday afternoon despite the loss, going 27-for-41 for 222 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
Readers are reminded that Burrow suffered a rather serious calf injury during training camp this past July.
In 2022, Burrow underwent an appendectomy in the summer, thus shortening his preparation time in camp. Cincy started 0-2, just like this year. It didn’t prevent them from reaching the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive season, but one shouldn’t play with fire like this every year.