Joe Burrow injury: Bengals QB aggravates calf injury tweaking his calf in Week 2 loss to Ravens

The Cincinnati Bengals are on their way to embracing a similar misfortune to that of the Jets as their starter Joe Burrow walks out of the pitch, last game with bad news. The New York Jets, already witnessed in their season-opener match what an injury can do to the quarterback position when their veteran Aaron Rodgers got ruled out from the squad, possibly for the season.

The Bengals went down in their second match of the season again. Nevertheless, besides the loss against Baltimore Ravens, Burrow’s team might witness a scary nightmare following his calf condition ahead of their upcoming games.

Joe Burrow aggravates calf injury tweaking his calf

Burrow aggravated his existing calf injury during Cincy’s 27-24 loss to the Ravens in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match. Following the incident, he was seen limping to the sidelines by using a massage gun to keep the calf loose.

The 26-year-old suffered a calf strain early in training camp and got sidelined from the squad in the preseason and the majority of camp sessions. There were speculations about his appearance in the Bengals’ week 1 match against the Cleveland Browns. Though the dual-threat managed to return to the field successfully, he had to witness one of the worst games in his career in that campaign as he recorded a career-low 82 yards.

In the match against Baltimore, Joe Cool recorded 27-of-41 passing for 222 yards along with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Unfortunately for the Cincy squad, his blockbuster trade to become the highest-paid QB has been the lone highlight of the season till now.

Joe Burrow talks on calf injury and the Bengals’ loss vs. Ravens

Following the Bengals match, Burrow revealed he tweaked it a little bit and said it will continue to be monitored on a daily basis for further evaluation.

“I’m not sure how it’s going to feel the next couple days. It’s pretty sore right now. No telling how it’s going to feel. So, I think we’re going to take it day by day.”

The signal-caller was asked if he feels the calf problem could be a long-term headache during the whole 2023 season. He didn’t give false hope by frankly saying it can be a long-term issue as such injuries can linger and are tricky to recover from in a short tenure.

“Whenever you have these kind of things, it’s always ongoing. It’s always something that you’re managing.”

The Cincinnati-based team has Jake Browning as a backup behind their starter. The 27-year-old veteran has been with the franchise since the 2021 season after getting undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has thrown one pass in his short tenure in the league till now.

Burrow’s team will host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday in Week 3. Do you think that they will be able to bounce back stronger in the match? Tell us your predictions in the comments.


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