Cincinnati Bengals fans got the worst news possible last Friday when it was reported that franchise quarterback Joe Burrow would miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right wrist. After landing on his wrist after a hit, Burrow tried to reenter the game but wasn’t able to go.
Sunday, we got a small update on Burrow’s timeline for surgery from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
Fun scoopage day today on @joeyb_9 Deshaun Watson and @aaronrodgers12 quest to get back on the field this year… thrown in with some jab at me from my baby sister @michaelstrahan and crazy Uncle Bradshaw @nflonfox pic.twitter.com/E5zA2cmYZI— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 19, 2023
Glazer says Burrow will pick his surgeon to repair his wrist this week. The surgery will knock him out for the rest of the season, but it doesn’t appear that we have a timeline in terms of how long Burrow will be sidelined.
Outside of that, it doesn’t seem that we know much just yet.
Glazer also added that Burrow tore the middle ligament in his wrist, which is the ligament responsible for stabilization. When Burrow attempted to make a throw on the sideline, he crouched in pain before shaking his head in disappointment, leading us to see that it was likely more than just a sprain.
The good news is that Zac Taylor told reporters that the operation Burrow is having is not one that comes with any long-term concerns, so Burrow should be fine in 2024.
However, during his Monday presser, Taylor suggested that Burrow likely can’t return even if the Bengals make the NFL Playoffs.
Zac says "I wouldn't think so" when asked if Burrow could return in time for the postseason if they make it.— Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) November 20, 2023
As Bengals fans turn to Jake Browning for the rest of the season, we will all stay tuned for updates on when Burrow has surgery and look for an expected timeline of when he could possibly pick up a football again.
Joe Burrow isn't injury prone -- it's just the nature of the NFL QB position.@ProFootballDoc joined @SolomonsWisdom on Bleav In Bengals to discuss Burrow's bad luck and recovery timetable.#RuleTheJungle | @BleavNetwork pic.twitter.com/paw7FlYWys— Bally Sports Cincinnati (@BallySportsCIN) November 19, 2023