Burrow had an injury scare early in the afternoon after taking a hard hit while scrambling out of the pocket. He was fortunately okay to play the rest of the game and went toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers in front of a packed Paul Brown Stadium.
Joe Burrow got injured on this play.— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) October 10, 2021
While he stayed in the game afterwards, that play may or may not be responsible for a unique injury for the Bengals’ quarterback.
After the conclusion of the game, the Bengals announced that Burrow was being taken to a local hospital, as they want him to be evaluated for a possible throat contusion. Because of this, he wasn’t available for post-game comments.
Joe Burrow is being taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for a throat contusion, he won't be available to talk to the media today. #Bengals— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) October 10, 2021
It’s entirely possible that this was done for precautionary purposes, but this is surely something to monitor this week.