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On Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had to be taken away on a stretcher because he hurt his lower right leg. After the 26-year-old player was checked out, head coach Zac Taylor told the media that he had hurt his calf.
Later, ESPN’s Dianna Russini said the injury was a calf strain, and James Rapien of Sports Illustrated said Burrow would miss some time but would be fine.
The quarterback grabs his calf on the field after pulling up in the middle of a stride during practice. He seemed to have the calf up his sleeve already.
When Taylor talked to reporters, it was still unclear what exactly happened to Burrow’s calf. His answers were short, but he did say that Burrow “felt good” before practice and might have been wearing the sleeve because he had been sore since Day 1.
When asked what he would tell the team, Taylor said, “There’s no message; this is football.” “When guys get hurt, it might only be for a day, but who knows? We don’t send a message to the team every time someone dies.”
Burrow is going into his fourth year in the league. Last year, he led the Bengals to the AFC North title and had a season that made him a strong candidate for MVP.
He has completed 68.2% of his passes for 11,774 yards, 82 touchdowns, and 31 picks throughout his career. In 2021, he led the league with a 70.4% completion rate and 8.9 yards per try.
He is about to get a new contract, and Bengals president Mike Brown recently made it clear that his extension would come before deals with other players as the team prepares for multiple talks.
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Even though Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert just signed a huge contract, Burrows wasn’t focused on business. After a good first day of training camp, he said, “I need these days to be my best.”
When asked Thursday if he was worried that Burrow’s injury might make players less likely to practice while money talks were going on, Taylor said, “Nope.”
Ja’Marr Chase, a wide receiver who has been to the Pro Bowl twice and can sign a new deal next year, told reporters that when Burrow went down, he went over to talk to him.
He said, “We always give each other that nod.” “He gave me a nod, which means he was fine. He’s a powerful guy.”
During the 2020 season, Burrow injured his ACL. He had to have his appendix taken out because it burst the last offseason. Despite these problems, he hasn’t missed any regular season games due to injury in the past two years.