The Cincinnati Bengals were beat up both on the scoreboard and on the field Thursday evening. They went to Baltimore in a game many were pegging as a must-win for Cincinnati.
The Bengals ended up losing 34-20, and they could have lost far more than just a game as Joe Burrow went down with what’s believed to be a season-ending wrist injury in the first half. While Jake Browning played relatively well in the second half, he’s no Burrow.
On top of the team’s star quarterback, there was reason to believe they would’ve lost Cam Taylor-Britt, their star cornerback, for the foreseeable future with a quad injury.
Well, they’ve got some good news on that front, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has said CTB is now considered day-to-day.
Adding to this, Zac Taylor said it’s a thigh bruise for CTB but didn’t offer a timeline on when he could return.
Some good news for the #Bengals: CB Cam Taylor-Britt, who left last night's game with a quad injury, is considered day-to-day, sources say. They have 10 days until their next game.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 17, 2023
While all eyes are on the Joe Burrow injury, at the least Cincy didn't lose its standout CB.
Cam Taylor-Britt has a thigh bruise, according to Zac Taylor. Another "we'll see." #Bengals— Laurel Pfahler (@LaurelPfahler) November 17, 2023
The Bengals saw many players go down, and while Burrow’s may be the only serious injury, the numerous banged-up players could suggest playing on the short week isn’t the best for their safety.
For CTB, this is great news, and hopefully, he will be able to make a comeback for the team’s upcoming home battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Nebraska, Taylor-Britt has erupted as the Bengals' best option on the edge. The cornerback has 46 tackles and four interceptions on the season.