NFL news: The Cincinnati Bengals were dealt a significant blow on Thursday after superstar quarterback Joe Burrow was forced to exit the field due to a calf injury. The Pro Bowl QB went down with what appears to be a non-contact injury as he was running on the field, and the medical staff had to attend to Burrow immediately. At this point, it isn’t looking very good for both Burrow and the Bengals.
NFL News: Joe Burrow Carted Off Field With Calf Injury
Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor spoke to the press after practice to address Burrow’s injury. The 40-year-old shot-caller confirmed that his star quarterback entered practice wearing a sleeve on the same calf but that Burrow “felt good” despite having to wear the sleeve due to general soreness from Day 1 training camp.
When pressed further by reporters, Taylor played down the injury. The Bengals coach admitted that he did not have much information yet on Burrow’s status moving forward, but he clearly tried his best to make it seem like this was nothing serious.
“There’s no message, this is football,” Taylors said when asked what he intends to tell the team after seeing their talisman go down. “Guys go down with an injury that maybe is a day thing, who knows? We don’t message to the team after every single person goes down.”
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More details should be available soon, but until then, Bengals fans will need to hold their collective breath.
NFL News: Packers Also Dealing With Injury to Key Player
Talking about injuries, the Green Bay Packers are themselves also dealing with a handful of them in training camp. One of the most significant issues they are currently facing revolves around linebacker Rashan Gary, who entered camp on the PUP list almost nine months after suffering a devastating ACL injury.
The good news for Green Bay is that Gary is closing in on his much-anticipated return. In fact, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst revealed that the 25-year-old should be back sooner rather than later:
“He’s ready to go,” Gutekunst said. “He wants to keep pushing and he will. But at the same time, we’ll start him off in these next 2-3 weeks and kind of see where he’s at. I wouldn’t put anything past him because he’s a different kind of guy.”
Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Rashan Gary could be available for the Packers for the preseason.
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