The Cincinnati Bengals confirmed on Friday that their star quarterback, Joe Burrow, will miss the remainder of the 2023 NFL season with a wrist injury.
Burrow got hurt during the 34-20 Thursday Night Football loss against the Baltimore Ravens. The injury took place when the 26-year-old player landed on his wrist after being hit by Baltimore’s Jadeveon Clowney. He exited the game on the following play and didn’t return.
An MRI test on Friday morning confirmed that Burrow has a torn ligament in his wrist and will likely need surgery to get it repaired.
“It’s tough,” Burrow told reporters after the news was confirmed. “You work so hard for seasons and moments like these. Whenever you get hurt, and it ends early, it’s tough to handle. That’s a part of the game.”
Joe Burrow dealt with a calf injury throughout the preseason and to begin the 2023 campaign. This caused him to struggle in the first weeks of the season, but he looked like his former self before the latest injury. Prior to the Ravens game, Burrow had a streak of five games with at least two touchdowns while also crossing the 300+ passing yards three times during that span.
With Burrow out, the Bengals’ chances to secure a playoff spot in a crowded AFC North look slim at best. They are currently at the bottom of the division with a 5-5 record and will have to turn to backup Jake Browning for the remainder of the campaign.