Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field after being injured in a drill during the team’s training camp practice on Thursday.
Burrow was rolling to his right during an 11-on-11 drill when he came up limping with a non-contact injury to his right leg. Burrow was taken from the field on a cart. The Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters in Cincinnati that it was a right calf injury.
BREAKING: Joe Burrow was just carted to the locker room, after going down on a play during 11-on-11.
— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) July 27, 2023
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during his rookie season, missing the final four games. Since then he has started all but two meaningless final-week games for Cincinnati, twice leading the team deep into the playoffs and earning NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2021 and a Pro Bowl nod in 2022.
Last season, he finished fourth in MVP voting after throwing for 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns and maintaining a 100.8 passer rating.
Burrow has been in the midst of negotiating a contract extension with the Bengals, that would likely make him the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history.
Trevor Siemian and Jake Browning are the backup quarterbacks on Cincinnati’s roster for training camp. Brandon Allen, who was Cincinnati’s backup in 2022, has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.