Joe Burrow went down with a calf strain very early at training camp in what was a scary moment for the Cincinnati Bengals. That moment has not become less scary as the weeks have gone on.
Head coach Zac Taylor revealed Burrow would be sidelined for several weeks dealing with the calf injury.
Burrow hasn’t practiced since suffering the injury, and Taylor was asked on Wednesday to provide an update on the timeline for his return.
“The timeline is several weeks from when I said several weeks,” Taylor said.
Here’s how Bengals fans are reacting to the news:
Burrow was seen at training camp practice Wednesday, walking around in a full compression sleeve on his right leg.
It’s starting to become clear Burrow will miss the start of the regular season, which kicks off one month from Thursday. But just how many games remains the question.
Star wideout Ja’Marr Chase stated it would be a good thing for Burrow to remain sidelined through Week 5, if only to ensure he’s fully healthy.
While Burrow is out, Trevor Siemian and Jake Browning are splitting first-team reps as they vie for Cincinnati’s No. 2 quarterback job.
Burrow, who guided the Bengals to the Super Bowl in his second NFL season in 2021, is also the next quarterback in line for a massive payday. No injury is going to stop that from happening.
Burrow is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and the key toward the franchise capturing its first Super Bowl title. He has taken the Bengals to consecutive AFC Championship game appearances, after finishing a season tied for second in the NFL in passing touchdowns.