The Cincinnati Bengals will have to try to win a Super Bowl this season without Joe Burrow.
The team just announced its star quarterback suffered a significant wrist injury that will keep him from playing the rest of this year.
According to Cincy head coach Zac Taylor, Burrow appeared to sustain the ailment just before throwing a touchdown pass to Joe Mixon in the second quarter of the team’s Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens.
Burrow tried to play through the pain … but cameras inside of M&T Bank Stadium showed he just simply couldn’t grip a football — and sat out the rest of the contest, which the Bengals lost, 34-20.
Taylor said his 26-year-old star will “likely” need surgery to fix the issue.
The team, meanwhile, could find itself in hot water over it all … as the NFL is reportedly investigating whether or not the Bengals knew about a potential problem with Burrow’s wrist leading up to the big “TNF” matchup.
Burrow was seen getting off the team plane in Baltimore wearing some kind of brace on his hand — yet he was not listed on the team’s injury report heading into the game.
Regardless, losing Burrow is obviously a huge blow for Cincinnati … as the signal-caller is widely considered one of the five best quarterbacks in the game right now.
The Bengals — now 5-5 — will turn to Burrow’s backup, Jake Browning, to try to save their season.