Joe Burrow, the quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, had suffered a right calf strain early in training camp on July 27, which had kept him sidelined for over a month. This injury had caused him to miss valuable preseason practice time.
This made fans very discouraged about the team’s success in the regular season. Without their talented quarterback, it seemed impossible for the Bengals to play well. But there is new hope ignited for the fans, as Burrow joined the team in the practice session.
Joe Burrow returns to Bengals practice
Joe Burrow surprised everyone when he participated in practice on Friday, indicating positive progress in his recovery from a calf injury. His appearance gave fans new hope that he would soon return to the field and help his team thrive in this regular season.
However, the coach made it clear that Burrow’s participation will be limited in the practice as he’s still in the recovery process.
Tyler Boyd, the receiver for the Bengals, shared that Burrow is very determined to work for his team and play, but he emphasized that he shouldn’t play as long as he is completely healthy.
“It’s set in stone, he’s a guy that’s gonna do what it takes,” Boyd said. “Yeah I do, that’s my prediction…He looked good to me…I don’t want him to go out there if he’s not 100 percent.”
Although the quarterback is willing to play and also participated in the game, on Thursday he told reporters that his chances of playing in the Monday game are slim.
Bengals predicted to face Rams without Burrow
The Cincinnati Bengals will play their next game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, but the quarterback situation for the team is still not sorted.
Although Burrow participated in the practice, it doesn’t give any assurance that he’ll be able to play in the game against the Rams. Ja’Marr Chase, the wide receiver for the team, also shared that he has advised Burrow to sit out for the next game. His teammates are worried more about the health of the quarterback than the game.
If Joe Burrow will not play, then probably Jake Browning will handle the position of starting quarterback. Till now, there is no news about who will be the starting quarterback in the next game of the Bengals on Monday.
But more chances are that Joe Burrow will not play as he’s still not fully recovered, and everyone is suggesting he play after his injury is fully recovered. Therefore, most probably, Jake Browning will be handed over this responsibility.