Cincinnati’s playoff hopes have taken a massive hit with $275m star quarterback Joe Burrow injured in the 34-20 loss to AFC North rivals Baltimore on Friday.
Burrow, the man who led the Bengals to the 2023 Super Bowl, grabbed at his wrist late in the second term and was seen clearly wincing in pain as he practised on the sidelines.
After heading into the rooms, Burrow was ruled out of the contest with rookie Jake Browning injected against a top-ranked Ravens defence.
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“He cannot grip the ball. He cannot raise his elbow. … He’s obviously in pain,” sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung said of Burrow.
The injury came hours after now-deleted footage emerged of Burrow getting off the team bus with the same wrist in an apparent guard.
“Getting off the plane last night, you saw Joe Burrow and the device on his hand,” commentator Al Michaels said.
“Everything seemed according…