Shortly after talking about not sitting out of training camp due to contract talks being underway with the Cincinnati Bengals, superstar quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a leg injury during a scrimmage in practice.
Initially, the injury looked terrible, as it was non-contact and required the face of the franchise to be taken off the field on a cart, which obviously is never a good sign, especially for a quarterback.
It turns out that Burrow suffered a calf strain, which can be a tricky injury that needs a fair amount of time to recover from, but the team seemed optimistic that he’d be back on the field in a few weeks.
Although a recent update by head coach Zac Taylor was a little concerning as there’s still no timetable for Burrow’s return, a video surfaced on Friday of the superstar throwing with his injured calf not being wrapped, via Mark Slaughter of WLWT.
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Even though there was very little movement from Burrow during these throws, he still looks like he’s not bothered by the injury, which is an excellent sign for the Bengals moving forward.
Burrow definitely wasn’t rushing these throws, nor should he, with a calf injury that won’t take much to flare up again.
However, it seems like Burrow and the Bengals will take their time with this injury and won’t rush him back just so he can get on the field for Week 1’s matchup against the division-rival Cleveland Browns on the road.
Obviously, Burrow missing an extended amount of time is devastating for the Bengals, but it doesn’t seem to be trending in that direction.NEXT: Patrick Mahomes Has Huge Praise For Joe Burrow's Mentality