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Report: NFL investigating Bengals for not reporting Joe Burrow injury

In a since-deleted tweet, Joe Burrow was seen wearing some sort of brace or cast on his wrist before the game.

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According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the league office is currently investigating why Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was not on the injury report prior to Thursday night’s disastrous loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Burrow was pictured before the game with what looked like some sort of device or soft cast on his wrist and thumb, but it was unclear.

The Bengals have since deleted the tweet, which is probably helping the NFL decide to investigate this since it looks like the team is covering something up/pulling a Michigan.

NFL teams are required to put injured players on the official injury list throughout the week so as not to give a team an unfair advantage by hiding some sort of injury. When it comes to reporting injuries, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer, the NFL says an injury must be reported if it does any of the following:

  1. Causes the player to miss a game
  2. Prevents the player from finishing a game
  3. Causes the player to miss a practice (did not participate)
  4. Limits the player’s participation in practice (limited participation)
  5. Prevents the player from finishing a practice (limited participation)

The Bengals didn’t release any news about a possible Burrow wrist injury during the week, but it absolutely could be the case that there just was no news to release since every full-time NFL player has some type of injury they’re dealing with this late in the season. Hopefully, this was just a minor issue that didn’t necessitate being listed on the injury report.

Stay tuned as this story develops.