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Joe Burrow takes scary hit vs. Packers

Burrow took a brutal hit but managed to shake it off.

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The Cincinnati Bengals had a brief injury scare after watching Joe Burrow take a brutal hit against the Green Bay Packers.

Late in the second quarter with Cincinnati facing a 3rd and 12, Burrow attempted to scramble for the first down but took a huge hit just short of the marker, then stayed down on the field for about a minute. He managed to get hit low toward the knee and high on the helmet, which could have been a helmet-to-helmet penalty but wasn’t called.

Thankfully, Burrow eventually got up and walked to the sideline for further evaluation in the blue medical tent. After a few minutes, Burrow exited the tent and went back to the bench with his helmet in hand.

The team has since announced Burrow was cleared to return, so it appears this was nothing more than getting the wind knocked out of him.

Coming off a season-ending torn ACL in 2020, the last thing Burrow and the Bengals need is for him to sustain another major injury.

We will update this post if any more comes of this.

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