Joe Burrow exits ‘Thursday Night Football’ game against Ravens with wrist injury

It was a miracle if anyone escaped “Thursday Night Football” unscathed. 

After Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was hurt and exited the game and Lamar Jackson had an injury scare, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow then left the field at the end of the first half with an injury before Baltimore completed a 34-20 win. 

The Cincinnati star was initially listed as questionable to return after injuring his right wrist but was later downgraded to out by the Bengals.

After the game, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that it looked as if Burrow had sprained his wrist.

“It looks like he sprained his wrist. Felt it on that touchdown pass,” Taylor said, per the Associated Press.

The issue seemed to pop up after Burrow threw a touchdown to running back Joe Mixon with 5:49 left in the second quarter. 

That play came after one in which Burrow was hit hard to the ground by Ravens pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney.

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals heads to the locker room after a play against the Baltimore Ravens.
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The Prime Video broadcast caught Burrow struggling to grip and throw the football on the sideline in very concerning footage during the end of the first half, as replays showed him grabbing his wrist in apparent discomfort.

Kaylee Hartung reported on the broadcast that Burrow was struggling to “grip the ball” as the video showed and “could not raise his elbow.” 

In a reaction that many Bengals fans likely felt at the same time, play-by-play announcer Al Michaels let out an astonished “wow” as a live shot of Burrow struggling to throw the ball caught Michaels off guard. 

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) holds his hand up after being injured on a play in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Burrow was seen on the sideline during the second half with his helmet off an a headset on.

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Burrow completed 11 of 17 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown before suffering the injury.

The injury is sure to raise some questions, especially after Burrow was seen wearing what appeared to be a brace or sleeve on his throwing hand in a since-deleted video posted by the Bengals. 

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Another image showed him very clearly with a brace as he was coming off the team plane. 

Burrow had not appeared on the team’s injury report all week. 

This would be the second injury that Burrow has dealt with this season after suffering a calf strain.

Taylor said he believes in his group, even with the injury.

“In a long season like this, what you’ve got to do is be able to regroup,” Taylor said, per the AP. “We’ve done this kind of situation before. We’ve got to rally these last seven weeks. Great opportunity at home against Pittsburgh to get started on that track.”