The AFC North has misplaced its second quarterback of the week to a season-ending damage. Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow will miss the rest of the year with a torn ligament in his hand, in accordance with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. He introduced the information a number of moments in the past.
Burrow grabbed his hand and threw a landing move to RB Joe Mixon in final night time’s sport towards the Baltimore Ravens. Unable to regulate the soccer on the sidelines, he went to the locker room and was excluded shortly after half-time.
Jake Browning is the subsequent man up on the workforce’s depth chart and can probably begin the Week 12 sport towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s unknown if the workforce will discover veteran exterior choices. Heading into Thursday night time, Browning had thrown only one profession move. He went 8-of-14 for 68 yards and a landing in rubbish time in reduction of Burrow towards the Ravens. The Steelers will play the Bengals a second time in Week 16, a house sport for Pittsburgh.
It’s the second season-ending damage Burrow has suffered since being drafted first total in 2020. As a rookie, he tore his ACL, which additionally got here in a Week 11 sport towards the Washington Commanders. He returned for week one of many 2021 season.
Burrow’s damage means he will not play towards the Steelers in any respect this season. It is an enormous blow to a workforce that misplaced final night time’s sport, placing the Bengals at 5-5 and sure pushing them out of the playoff race. After a calf damage in coaching camp, Burrow’s season bought off to a horrible begin. However when he bought wholesome, the Bengals’ offense bounced again they usually appeared like contenders once more. On the season, Burrow had thrown 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions whereas finishing practically 67 % of his passes.
Earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns introduced that QB Deshaun Watson would miss the rest of the season attributable to a shoulder fracture. In final night time’s win, the Ravens misplaced high TE Mark Andrews for the season attributable to an ankle damage. Pittsburgh will face rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson this week and sure Browning subsequent week, because the stalwart AFC North appears rather less intimidating in the present day.