An apparent knee injury took Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow out of the game midway through Cincinnati's Sunday afternoon match-up with the Washington Football Team. Burrow was knocked forward while the leg was pushed awkwardly backward. Cincinnati's backup quarterback is Ryan Finley, and he took over for Burrow.
The medical staff immediately came onto the field as both teams had players surround the rookie quarterback in support. Prior to the injury he carried the ball 119 times for 428 yards and three touchdowns, and also had 21 catches for 138 yards and another TD.
The Bengals official Twitter account confirmed he had injured his left knee and was quickly declared "out".
We all wish the best for Joe Burrow and hope the young signal-caller is able to avoid a serious injury.
The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy at LSU, Burrow has started each game of his rookie season for the Bengals. We will likely get more information on the extent of his injury after he undergoes more tests.