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Joe Burrow planning to play through injury after dislocating finger

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow suffered an injury during Sunday’s game that appeared to be quite painful, but he is not expected to miss any game action because of it.

Burrow hurt his right finger in the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals’ loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He was seen on the sideline throwing passes afterword, and he was clearly in significant pain. Burrow’s pinky finger was then shown on the CBS broadcast and appeared badly swollen. He returned to the game and made some strong throws, but the injury likely impacted his performance.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Burrow suffered a dislocated finger. He plans to play through it.

Dislocated fingers can be a major issue for quarterbacks. Russell Wilson missed several weeks after undergoing surgery for a similar injury this season, but that was to his middle finger. Burrow is probably fortunate that he dislocated his pinky and not another finger.

Burrow has 3,135 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season. His play has been a bit inconsistent, but he’s coming off knee surgery and still has the Bengals squarely in the playoff picture. Hopefully the finger ailment is one he can manage.

Joe Burrow downplays finger injury after shaky performance

Joe Burrow had a swollen finger

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow put together a fairly mediocre performance on Sunday, and a finger injury might have had something to do with it.

The pinky finger on Burrow’s throwing hand was visibly swollen during Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Burrow played through the injury, but the results weren’t great, as he threw two interceptions in a 41-22 loss.

After the game, Burrow brushed aside the injury. He said he would simply have to “deal with” it, and ruled out missing any games unless “it somehow gets worse.”

The Bengals’ doctors will want a look at it, but Burrow certainly appears to have made up his mind. He’s been beaten up pretty good throughout the season but has played through all of it. There is no reason to belieevee this will be any different.

Look: Joe Burrow had badly swollen finger after injury

Joe Burrow had a swollen finger

Joe Burrow suffered an injury to his throwing hand on Sunday that appeared to leave his pinky finger badly swollen.

Burrow injured his hand in the first half of the Cincinnati Bengals’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was shown on the sideline trying to work through the pain, which appeared to be quite significant.

The CBS broadcast later got a close-up look at the pinky finger on Burrow’s right hand, and it looked very swollen.

Burrow began the half with a glove on his hand, but he quickly took it off. While he made some strong throws on Cincinnati’s opening drive of the third quarter, the finger injury will be something to keep an eye on.

Video: Joe Burrow put on skates after throwing brutal pick-six

Joe Burrow tries to make a tackle

Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals deep into enemy territory at the start of his team’s game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but the drive ended in disaster.

Burrow threw a brutal goal-line interception to Browns cornerback Denzel Ward, who took it 100 yards the other way for a score. The play got even uglier for Burrow when he had a chance to make a tackle on Ward. He ended up falling flat on his face.

Here’s the video:

That certainly isn’t the start Burrow was hoping for, but the Bengals are probably just happy he avoided an injury. After the recent injury scare he had, Burrow is better off getting out of the way on plays like that.

Rex Ryan has extremely flattering comparison for Joe Burrow

Rex Ryan

Joe Burrow has made great strides in his second NFL season, and the Cincinnati Bengals are a legitimate playoff contender because of it. There are some people who believe the Bengals being 5-2 and atop the AFC is a fluke, but Rex Ryan certainly is not one of them.

Ryan said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Monday morning that he has been blown away by Burrow’s development. The former coach enthusiastically compared Burrow to Tom Brady.

“I would absolutely love him if he was on my team. He reminds me so dang much of Tom Brady it’s sick,” Ryan said. “In every single way — the way he looks, the way he can throw the football, the way he conducts himself. Everything about him reminds me of Tom Brady.”

The Brady comparison is one of the most overused in sports, namely because there will never be another Brady. Ryan, who coached against Brady several times, knows that. What he was trying to express was how poised and polished Burrow looks for a quarterback who is only 24 and has played in just 17 NFL games.

Burrow threw for more than 400 yards and had three touchdowns in Sunday’s blowout road win over the Baltimore Ravens. He now has 1,956 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. Keep in mind he is doing all this after suffering a devastating knee injury less than a year ago.

Burrow is not the only young quarterback who has been compared to Brady this season. We highly doubt he’ll win seven Super Bowls and play until he’s 44, but there’s no question the Bengals are finally back on the map because of him.

Joe Burrow has great quote about crowd noise in Baltimore

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals went into a hostile environment at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, but the quarterback clearly was not rattled. It doesn’t sound like he was that impressed with the noise level from Baltimore Ravens fans, either.

Burrow and the Bengals dominated the Ravens en route to a 41-17 victory. The former LSU star threw for over 400 yards and had three touchdowns. He told Peter King of NBC Sports that being a former LSU star has helped prepare him for playing on the road.

“We knew that they were gonna be jacked up for us to come in, and expecting to beat our a–,” Burrow said of Ravens fans. “But we were ready for it. Playing in the SEC definitely, definitely helped. Gets way louder in the SEC than in any of these NFL stadiums.”

Some NFL fans might interpret that as a slight, but it’s merely a fact. Many of the SEC stadiums Burrow played in have far more raucous environments and are significantly larger than any NFL stadium. Crowd noise is nothing new for Burrow.

The Bengals sit at the top of the AFC with their 5-2 record. Most people picked them to finish last in the AFC North. Instead, they are a legitimate playoff contender. Burrow gave fans quite the injury scare last week, but he proved on Sunday that he is perfectly healthy.

Joe Burrow shades LSU over Ed Orgeron firing

Joe Burrow

Most LSU fans will likely accept that it was time for the school to move on from coach Ed Orgeron. Joe Burrow, however, is not one of them.

Burrow was clearly disappointed with the announcement that Orgeron and LSU will part ways at the end of the season. Burrow and Orgeron won a championship together two years ago. Orgeron had entrusted the team to Burrow, then a transfer from Ohio State, and Burrow went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 2019.

Burrow admitted that he and Orgeron have a special relationship, and that the quarterback feels indebted to his college coach. He also seemed to throw a bit of shade at LSU, pointing out how unprecedented it was to move on from a coach just two years after a national title.

“That’s disappointing to me because he’s really a man that gave me an opportunity when nobody else really was. I wouldn’t be here without Coach O. I’m forever indebted to him as a person and as a player,” Burrow said. “They haven’t been winning as many games as I know they would like, but we did just win a national championship two years ago, so that’s disappointing.

“I love Coach O and everyone over there, so I hope he’s able to find a place where he feels like he’s welcomed.”

There have been rumors that Orgeron didn’t have the players and coaches behind him, which contributed to his impending exit. Burrow hasn’t been at LSU since 2019, so the environment has likely changed from the one he remembers. That said, Burrow and Orgeron clearly have a very unique relationship. It’s tough to blame Burrow for being so disappointed that his college coach is out.

Joe Burrow cutting down on talking following throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow has been advised to cut down on talking as he recovers from a throat injury.

Burrow was taken to a hospital following Cincinnati’s Week 5 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers to be treated for a throat injury. The young Bengals quarterback was diagnosed with a contusion following a precautionary exam. He was not required to stay overnight.

Burrow did not speak with the media Wednesday because doctors recommended he rest his voice. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said all was good with Burrow, but “we’re just limiting what he has to say and how he’s gotta use his voice through today.”

Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft but was limited to 10 games due to a serious knee injury. He has passed for 1,269 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions in five games this season. His Bengals are 3-2. They will visit the Lions in Week 6.

Joe Burrow gets positive news after hospital visit for throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow was taken to a local hospital following the Cincinnati Bengals’ overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but fortunately it sounds like the quarterback is going to be fine.

Burrow was examined by doctors after he suffered a throat contusion. The hospital visit was considered precautionary, and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the Bengals are not concerned about Burrow’s health.

It’s unclear when Burrow suffered the injury, but it may have been when he was hit hard on a scramble in the first half. Burrow’s head and neck area slammed off the turf on the play.

Burrow did not miss any time. The Bengals could have won the game if not for two missed field goals, which allowed Packers kicker Mason Crosby to redeem himself in overtime on an otherwise abysmal day for him.

The Bengals fell to 3-2 on the season with the 25-22 loss. They’ll look to bounce back against the Detroit Lions in Week 6.

Joe Burrow taken to hospital with throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow suffered a potentially significant injury at some point during Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Burrow was taken to a local hospital shortly after Cincinnati’s 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers, according to a team spokesperson. The quarterback needed treatment for a throat contusion.

Bengals rookie Ja’Marr Chase said he spoke with Burrow after and did not notice any issue with Burrow’s speech.

It’s unclear when Burrow suffered the injury, but it may have been when he was hit hard on a scramble in the first half. Burrow’s head and neck area slammed off the turf.

Burrow did not miss any time. The Bengals could have won the game if not for two missed field goals, which allowed Packers kicker Mason Crosby to redeem himself on an otherwise abysmal day for him.

Hopefully the injury is nothing serious for Burrow, who worked his way back this offseason after suffering a torn ACL last year.