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Joe Burrow’s ACL and MCL injuries can cause the Bengals QB to remain unavailable for upto 12 months

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The 20-9 defeat against Washington, making their 7th loss this season is now a relatively smaller worry for Bengals, who are on the verge of missing their injured quarterback Joe Burrow for up to 12 months.

Joe Burrow's ACL and MCL injuries can cause the Bengals QB to remain unavailable for upto 12 months - THE SPORTS ROOM
Joe Burrow tore his ACL and MCL against Washington on Sunday. (Image Courtesy: Getty)

During the Sunday game at the FedExField, Joe Burrow sustained multiple injuries in his left knee in the third quarter after getting caught between two Washington linemen and was taken off of the field after completing 22 of 34 passes and covering 203 passing yards.

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See ya next year: Joe Burrow bids adieu to debut NFL season following torn ACL and MCL

Following a report from ESPN, it was revealed that Burrow had a torn both of his ACL as well as MCL in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the 2020 season. Knee injuries of this extent generally require 9 to 12 months to recover which also puts a big question mark to the QB’s availability at the start of the next season.

Joe Burrow
Now out for the entirety of his debut NFL season, Joe Burrow may miss the initial weeks of the 2021 season as well. (Image Courtesy: AP)

“Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the 23-year-old tweeted following Sunday’s game.

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Following the match, several NFL teams and players, including Washington as well as Chiefs stalwart Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes who took to Twitter to offer their sympathies and support towards Burrow.

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Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, while did not detail the magnitude of Burrow’s injury, asserted that the player would be seen back in action sometime during the 2021 season, but claimed Burrow is not dispirited from the injury.

“He’s been in great spirits,” Taylor said at a press conference on Monday, “on the bus, on the plane, you know, in the facility today, he’s responded as well as he could possibly do it and we’ve all noticed that.”

“He’s an expert in missing an offseason and playing effectively,” added Taylor.

Joe Burrow, the no. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft has covered 2,688 passing yards in the ongoing season until Sunday’s game, as well as 13 TDs and 5 Ints.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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