The Cincinnati Bengals dropped their second straight game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. But they may have even more to worry about after the game regarding star quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow had been battling a calf injury prior to the season, and there were even concerns that he may not be able to start the season for Cincinnati.
He has been active for the Bengals, but it has been clear that he simply hasn’t been himself thus far this season. And shortly after Sunday’s game, Burrow revealed that he tweaked his calf on Sunday.
“We’re gonna have to wait and see,” Burrow said on his right calf. “I’m not sure how it is going to feel in the next couple of days. There is no telling how it is going to feel. So I’m going to take it day by day.”
Joe Burrow on his re-aggravated right calf. pic.twitter.com/J9dQwpFx7E
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) September 17, 2023
It’s obviously not great to hear that Burrow may have further aggrevated an injury that has seemingly already held him back this year. And fans offered their opinion on his injury on social media.
If Joe Burrow’s calf is that bad they should have just sat him the first two weeks. Now you’re 0-2 and he’s limping off the field
— Blake Jewell (@BlakeJewellNFL) September 17, 2023
Bengals are screwed
— Last Take™ (@TheRealLastTake) September 17, 2023
Brrrrrrr …. 0-2 both div games … bye bye playoffs
— Bobby Falcone (@BobbyFalcone1) September 17, 2023
He doesn’t look close to comfortable. I think if you were 2-0 after today you may sit him next week. Unfortunately it’s literally a must win now
— Andrew Magoto (@DrewMagoto) September 17, 2023
He hasn’t looked ready to return, should have sat him the first 2 -3 weeks
— WhoDeyDad (@WhoDeyDad196855) September 17, 2023
For the Bengals, it may have actually been better to hold out Burrow to start the season. Now they have an injured quarterback on their hands that is clearly still battling an injury, and has now made that injury even worse.
Regardless, the Bengals need to turn their season around in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. And they may not even have Joe Burrow to do so at the starting quarterback position.