The Cincinnati Bengals‘ season, for all intents and functions, is over after star quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a wrist harm on November 16 in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
It was a continuation of dangerous fortune for the Bengals, who first needed to cope with Burrow enjoying on a strained calf he sustained in coaching camp that was an element of their 1-3 begin.
Per Adam Schefter, Burrow had surgical procedure to restore a torn ligament in that injured wrist, and in response to the group, the process “went as deliberate” and the QB is “anticipated to make a whole restoration.”
Bengals introduced that Joe Burrow underwent surgical procedure right this moment on his wrist. The group stated: “The process went as deliberate and he’s anticipated to make a whole restoration. Joe will return to Cincinnati this week to be with the crew and start the restoration and rehab course of.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2023
After enjoying very poorly within the first 4 video games of 2023, Burrow began to regain his mojo as Cincinnati gained 4 video games in a row and was beginning to appear to be the crew it had been the final two years.
However now, it’s “wait ’til subsequent yr” for a corporation that has skilled nothing however disappointment over time.
The Bengals reached the Tremendous Bowl two seasons in the past, solely to narrowly lose to the Los Angeles Rams, and within the Eighties, they received to the massive recreation twice and misplaced to Joe Montana’s San Francisco 49ers each occasions.
The franchise may very well be coming to a crossroads, as stud extensive receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are quickly due for contract extensions, and after committing tons of cash to Burrow’s extension, it might not have the ability to afford to maintain each wideouts.
If that’s the case, the Bengals could also be hard-pressed to proceed to contend for the world championship it has by no means gained.