Following the game vs. the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Joe Burrow was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for a throat contusion. Dr. Jessica Flynn confirmed the seriousness of the injury via Twitter.
#Bengals QB #JoeBurrow being taken to the hospital for further evaluation for a throat injury. A little bit of swelling/bleeding near the airway can be a big problem. Medical teams take this seriously and cautiously. Hoping for the best and that this is mainly a precaution. https://t.co/nwTeEEt1cK
— DocFlynn (@DocFlynnNFL) October 10, 2021
Joe Burrow to be Evaluated for Throat Contusion at Cincinnati Hospital
This is a potentially serious injury and the Bengals are doing their due diligence. The team is leaving no stone unturned here and this will hopefully end up as a precautionary measure. The Athletic’s Paul Dehner, Jr. noted that “Ja’Marr Chase said he was talking with Burrow after the game. Didn’t think he was having much trouble speaking despite him now going to the hospital for the throat contusion.”
The Cincinnati area has some of the best hospitals in the United States so Burrow will get the best medical care and advice possible.
Burrow had a solid performance against a very good Packers defense. He went 26/38 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions with a QB rating of 85.5. The play in question where Burrow was potentially injured was just a brutal hit on a scramble from the pocket in the second quarter.
the Burrow hit is brutal pic.twitter.com/BCUrBhLlC6
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 10, 2021
Burrow did jog off the field on his own power, was evaluated, and cleared concussion protocol. He ended up playing the entire game with no issues on the field. Burrow has always been such a tough player dating back to his time at OSU and LSU. This has carried over to the NFL and he has taken some big hits in his young career. The Bengals should have more news on the status of their franchise player shortly. The team and the city of Cincinnati are holding their collective breath on the outcome of the medical tests that are coming.
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