It’s been a rough day for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are trailing the Los Angeles Chargers, 24-13, at halftime of Sunday afternoon’s game.
Now, the Bengals appear to be dealing with an injury to their starting quarterback, Joe Burrow.
The former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick appears to be dealing with a nasty-looking finger injury. Burrow’s pinky finger appeared to be out of place toward the end of the first half.
This doesn’t look fun:
Not ideal direction for Joe Burrow’s finger pic.twitter.com/V9DY1cBFzQ
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 5, 2021
Burrow threw for 142 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half. It will be interesting to see if he can give it a go in the second half.
Joe Burrow is dealing with a pinky injury..pic.twitter.com/jCGNMUMYuF
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 5, 2021
Joe Burrow seems to have an issue with his pinky finger on his throwing hand. They wrapped it. He didn’t like the wrap and ripped it off. He was visibly unhappy with the situation. He’s throwing on the sideline without anything on it to see how it feels. https://t.co/GZfHa9JpPz
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 5, 2021
Looks like Burrow is playing with a dislocated pinky on his throwing hand. Dude is tough as nails. Cincy coming back but brutal first half losing Logan Wilson (carted off) and Chidobe Awuzie (carried off)
— Justin Holbrock (@NBC4Justin) December 5, 2021
If Burrow is truly able to play through a dislocated finger injury, he’s one tough dude.
“Can’t throw without a pinky… you can throw without a pointer finger, but you can not throw without a pinky,” former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said.
“Can’t throw without a pinky… you can throw without a pointer finger, but you can not throw without a pinky”
Re: Joe Burrow
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) December 5, 2021
The second half of the Bengals vs. Chargers game is set to begin on CBS.