Joe Burrow Injury Update: Bengals Quarterback Won’t Need Surgery After Super Bowl Knee Sprain
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow limped off the field after grabbing his right knee following a sack in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LVI.
Burrow took the sack with 11:55 remaining in the game as Cincinnati held on to a 20-16 lead. It was the seventh time he was sacked in the game, totaling 43 yards.
The playoff star was able to move off the field on his own power, but he was hopping for a stretch on just one leg.
Two days later, NFL Network reported Burrow suffered a sprain and will require rehab but not surgery to repair it.
At the time of the injury, Burrow had thrown for 237 yards to six different receivers. His passing yards prop for the game is 279.5. Four receivers had at least four catches. His 26 attempts was still below his prop of 36.5.
Burrow’s rushing prop was anywhere from 12.5 yards to 10.5 yards. He had three yards on the night at the time of the injury.
According to the NBC broadcast, Burrow waved off the training staff. His right knee is not the same knee he underwent surgery on to repair his ACL.
The Bengals backup quarterback is Brandon Allen. He started one game this season — Week 18 — throwing for 136 yards against the Cleveland Browns on 15-of-29 passing. He also threw a touchdown in Week 6 against the Detroit Lions.
Burrow returned to the field on the next possession after the Bengals defense forced a three-and-out.