Joe Burrow raises alarms after Bengals practice injury
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow left the practice field on a medical cart after suffering a calf muscle injury. The injury was a non-contact injury. A sprain is likely involved.
Burrow is experiencing his third consecutive training camp health setback - he was recovering from a cross and lateral knee ligament injury in 2021 and had his appendix taken out last year.
QB Joe Burrow had to be carted out of Cincinnati Bengals practice after suffering a calf injury, HC Zac Taylor later told reporters.
In the video, Burrow goes through some motions in the protective bag until he stops and resents his right leg. Eventually, medical assistance arrived to assist him and he was taken off on a cart for further examination.
Taylor also mentioned why his passer was wearing special protection on the calf he injured in the session.
"I think all the guys were kind of hurt after the first day [of camp] and that's about it," Taylor told Fox19's Joe Danneman.
Because of his enormous importance to the team, several teammates expressed concern of his status, including his friend, WR Ja'Marr Chase. However, he assured that Burrow is fine.
We always nod to each other," Chase said after practice," via TheAthletic.com's Paul Dehner Jr. "He nodded to me [to tell me] he's fine. He's a strong guy."
"I wasn't really worried," Chase said. "I think he's fine."
At the same time, Burrow is negotiating a contract extension, so the injury could have a notable bearing on negotiations.
Zac Taylor calls it a calf issue for Joe Burrow.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) July 27, 2023
Here’s everything he said after practice. pic.twitter.com/mpSlkB1pgB
What would happen if the Bengals lose Joe Burrow for a while - do they have a way to survive without him?