Joe Burrow Carted Off With Calf Injury Ahead of Looming Contract Extension

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field with a calf injury on Thursday during training camp. The injury occurred as Burrow was scrambling out of the pocket and came down awkwardly on his right leg. He immediately grabbed his calf and was unable to put any weight on the leg.

Burrow was taken to the locker room for further evaluation. The team later announced that he suffered a strained calf. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but it is likely that Burrow will miss some practice time.

The timing of the injury is particularly concerning for the Bengals. Burrow is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is expected to sign a massive contract extension in the near future. The Bengals will be hoping that Burrow’s injury does not impact his negotiations.

Burrow has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since he was drafted in 2020. He led the Bengals to the Super Bowl in his second season and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He is the centerpiece of the Bengals’ franchise and they need him healthy in order to compete for a Super Bowl title.

The Bengals will be cautious with Burrow’s injury and will not rush him back to the field. They have a deep roster at quarterback, led by Brandon Allen, who could start in Burrow’s absence.

The Bengals are scheduled to open the regular season on September 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is unclear if Burrow will be ready to play in that game. However, the Bengals will be hoping that he is able to make a full recovery and lead them back to the playoffs.

Burrow’s injury is a major setback for the Bengals, but they have the depth at quarterback to withstand it. The team will be cautious with Burrow’s recovery and will not rush him back to the field. The Bengals are still a Super Bowl contender with Burrow under center, and they will be hoping that he is able to make a full recovery.

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