Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow’s Season Ends Due to Wrist Injury
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will miss the rest of the regular season due to a right wrist injury. The Bengals’ Super Bowl odds at DraftKings went from +1400 on Monday to +10000 on Friday after the news.
Burrow left the game in the second quarter of Thursday Night Football with an apparent injury to his throwing hand. Without Burrow in the second half, backup quarterback Jake Browning finished the game. The Bengals lost 34-20 to the Baltimore Ravens.
An MRI on Friday revealed torn ligaments in Burrow’s right wrist. The Bengals announced that Burrow is officially out for the rest of the season, with no indication of whether he could return for the playoffs.
The Bengals now have a 5-5 record for the season and are in last place in the AFC North. With a win on Thursday, the Ravens improved to 8-3, becoming the first AFC team to reach eight victories.
Burrow was also injured at the start of training camp in late July with a calf injury. He missed the remainder of the preseason but started in Week 1 and led the team to a three-point victory.
After a rocky start, the Bengals won four games in a row and improved to 5-3 on the season. However, they lost a close game against the Houston Texans in Week 10, during which Burrow suffered a right wrist injury.
The Bengals did not report any issues with Burrow’s wrist before Thursday’s game, causing the NFL to investigate if crucial information was withheld. Cameras captured Burrow in obvious pain after a touchdown pass, leading to the decision to replace him with Browning for the rest of the game.
As a result of Burrow’s injury, oddsmakers quickly adjusted the Bengals’ futures, with their Super Bowl odds now at +10000 and their odds to win the AFC Championship at +5000. The Ravens are now the favorites to win the AFC North at -300 odds, with the Bengals as long shots at +4500 odds.