Joe Burrow was able to finish the game and later said he does not think he’ll miss games due to the pinky injury. He finished this one 24/40 passing for 300 passing yards with one touchdown vs. two interceptions to go with a rushing score.
“It’s just something I’m going to have to deal with,” Burrow said following the 41-22 defeat to the Chargers, dropping the Bengals to 7-5. “I’m not going to miss any games because of it. That’s not something that’s going to happen.”
Still, this will be a situation to monitor leading into Cincinnati’s Week 14 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.
Joe Burrow, on a drive that resulted in his second straight week with a rushing touchdown, hurt his pinky. The extent of his injury is unknown, and he’s certainly expected to stay in the game.
However, at what capability is another story.
Burrow made a few good yet relatively soft throws to each sideline following the Cincinnati Bengals’ interception right before halftime. He ended the half with clear frustration though, whether that be towards the game plan not letting him go for a deep shot to end the half or his injury.
Nonetheless, it was obvious that, when shown Burrow throws, the star quarterback looked in immense pain when throwing the ball.
Joe Burrow is fighting through a pinky injury— PFF (@PFF) December 5, 2021
At that point, Burrow was 12/17 on the day with two touchdowns to his name, but the Bengals will need big performances in the second from Burrow and company. They scored 13 unanswered to enter the half down 24-13.
Burrow came out with the offense to begin the third quarter and finished the game. You can see what his finger looked like during the game below.
Joe Burrow’s hand looks normal pic.twitter.com/8a3ufQxBhv— PFF (@PFF) December 5, 2021
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