Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was rushed to the hospital with a throat contusion.
The Bengals lost on Sunday, but for now the focus is purely on the health of quarterback Joe Burrow.
Per Paul Dehner, senior writer for the Athletic who covers the Bengals, Burrow was taken the hospital with a throat issue.
Burrow and the Bengals fell on the field to the Packers on Sunday, with Evan McPherson missing two field goals, including one that could have been the deciding blow in overtime.
Throat contusion: What is it?
Signs of a throat contusion are: Difficulty speaking or making sounds, change in voice (hoarseness), noisy breathing (stridor), respiratory distress, complaints of neck pain or pain when swallowing or coughing, bruising on the neck, coughing blood, or even neck swelling.
Burrow is being evaluated for a potential throat contusion, so it’s important to point out that we don’t yet know if he’s suffering from any of these issues.
What happened to Joe Burrow today?
Burrow was taken to a the hospital with a potential throat contusion, the symptoms of which can be found above.
Hopefully, Burrow’s trip to the hospital was only precautionary, and he’ll be able to take the field for Cincinnati next week when the Bengals take on the Lions in Detroit.
Joe Burrow injury history
Burrow missed all of last season with a knee injury. Hopefully, this won’t cause him to miss any more time.