Another leg injury in a Washington Football Team game, this time it’s the opposing team’s quarterback on the receiving end. Having taken plenty of big hits in his rookie season, Joe Burrow’s season comes to a sad ending.
In an injury-marred season, Burrow has had viewers wincing at the hits and awkward slide attempts. With the lack of protection, he was getting from the poor Bengals offensive line; it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Burrow went down with an injury.
That injury finally came in the third quarter of today’s game.
Early preliminary looks suggest an ACL tear as Burrow was sandwiched between Washington’s Jonathan Allen and Montez Sweat.
This crushing hit came a quarter after the number 2 draft pick Chase Young, landed a massive blow on Burrow at the goal line as he scrambled for a score on fourth and goal, resulting in a fumble recovery by Washington.
As a rookie, Burrow was averaging 41.1 pass attempts per game, the most for any player this year. Unfortunately, he was also getting sacked on 8% of all drop backs (7th in the league).