Joe Burrow came out of the Bengals’ 25-22 overtime loss against the Packers banged up. And it appears that the team is taking every precaution to make sure their franchise quarterback is OK.
The Bengals announced via team spokesperson that Burrow was taken to a local hospital after the game after suffering a throat contusion.
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Bengals QB Joe Burrow is being taken a local hospital for a throat contusion, per a team spokesperson.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 10, 2021
The team didn’t provide any additional information on Burrow’s condition after the game or on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Burrow “checked out fine” and was released from the hospital on Sunday night.
#Bengals star QB Joe Burrow, who visited a local hospital last night after a potential throat contusion, checked out fine and should be OK, source said. He was released from the hospital last night.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2021
So, it doesn’t seem like Burrow is in danger of missing any time.
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It’s unclear exactly when Burrow suffered the throat contusion. He was briefly down on the field after being hit on a third-down scramble in the first half, but ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reports that the injury didn’t happen at that point.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Bengals believe Burrow was poked in the throat at some point during the game. The injury didn’t happen when he took a big hit on a running play and slammed his head into the turf.
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Despite the injury, Burrow didn’t miss any of the team’s 65 snaps during the contest. He completed 26 of 38 passes for 381 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during the game.