Joe Burrow aggravates calf injury as Bengals fall to 0-2 - ESPN
CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he aggravated his strained right calf during Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Burrow was seen limping and treating the calf on the sideline late in the team's 27-24 loss to Baltimore as the Bengals fell to 0-2 for the second straight season. Burrow and coach Zac Taylor both said he would have gone back into the game had the Bengals received the ball one more time.
But the severity of the injury will remain uncertain.
«I'm not sure how it's going to feel the next couple days,» Burrow said. «It's pretty sore right now. No telling how it's going to feel. So, I think we're going to take it day by day.»
Burrow said he «tweaked it a little bit» on the team's final offensive drive of the game. He said it occurred on an incomplete pass to wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase in which Burrow was not pressured. On the next play, Burrow rolled to his right, leaped off his right foot and found wide receiver Tee Higgins for a four-yard touchdown pass.
Burrow was 27-of-41 passing for 222 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Taylor said that he was in «great shape» as a playcaller despite Burrow's calf issue. Taylor also said Burrow looked «great» in defeat.
«They hold their coverages as long as anybody we play against,» Taylor said. «And I thought he saw it really well and did a good job efficiently leading us.»
But the calf remains the lingering concern.
«Whenever you have these kind of things, it's always ongoing,» Burrow said when asked if the calf could be an issue throughout the season. «It's always something that you're managing.»
The fourth-year quarterback out of LSU missed nearly six weeks in the preseason with the strained right calf he suffered in the second practice of