Breathe easy, Bengals fans. Joe Burrow is OK.
Following Sunday’s defeat to the Packers, Burrow was checked into a Cincinnati-area hospital to be evaluated for a possible throat contusion. Burrow had been “poked in the throat” at some point during Sunday’s game.
Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Burrow has since been released from the hospital and should be fine.
#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
Surprisingly, the potential injury is not believed to have occurred when Burrow took his biggest hit of the young season. The second-year quarterback was down for at least a minute before walking off the field under his own power and evaluated for a concussion.
Injuries come in all shapes and sizes around the NFL, but a throat contusion is indeed rare in this league. Burrow seemed to have lucked out, but Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah reportedly did suffer one just a few hours later. What are the odds?
Burrow did finish the game and threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions on a season-high 38 pass attempts in the team’s second loss of the year.