One of the NFL’s brightest young stars could be missing extended time following a horrific injury Sunday.
Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field in the third quarter of the Bengals’ game at Washington on Sunday after taking a brutal hit to his left knee.
Looking for wide receiver Tyler Boyd on a critical third down pass, went down immediately after releasing the pass when Washington defensive tackle Jonathan Allen fell into his knee.
While the severity of Burrow’s injury was not immediately known, Cincinnati quickly ruled him out for the remainder of today’s game as expected.
Injury Update: Joe Burrow has been declared out with a left knee injury.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 22, 2020
Burrow had thrown for 203 yards and a touchdown on the day before exiting the game.
Selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of LSU, Burrow entered Sunday having thrown for 2,485 yards, 12 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He was third in the league with 242 completions, connecting on 65.4% of his passes.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will visit the Bengals on Monday Night Football on Dec. 21.