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The NFL goes to be taking a really shut have a look at the Bengals within the wake of Joe Burrow’s season-ending wrist harm.
After a league official confirmed an investigation into whether or not or not the Bengals hid Burrow’s harm earlier than the sport, The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reported on Saturday the NFL is “not taking this frivolously” and it “will take a while” to render a remaining choice.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announced on Friday that Burrow tore a ligament in his wrist throughout Thursday’s 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens that may require season-ending surgical procedure.
The Bengals initially posted a video on social media of the group arriving in Baltimore on Wednesday that appeared to indicate Burrow’s proper hand in a wrap.
Whereas the video was later deleted by the membership, Caleb Noe of WCPO ABC in Cincinnati posted footage with a highlight on Burrow’s hand.
Caleb Noe @CalebNoeTV
Numerous speak about a deleted #Bengals put up, which confirmed Joe Burrow carrying some sort of brace or sleeve on his proper wrist.
🎥 Here is video of Burrow getting off the group bus in Baltimore.
There was no indication that Burrow was restricted in observe main as much as the sport. He did not seem on the group’s official harm report.
Burrow told reporters on Friday the harm that ended his season was a “utterly completely different factor” than what he was carrying the wrap round his hand for.
“It isn’t unusual for guys to put on compression sleeves on planes,” he added. “Once you go to altitude, issues can swell up.”
It appeared the harm occurred on Burrow’s remaining cross of the sport, a four-yard landing to Joe Mixon. He grabbed at his hand and wrist after letting go of the ball. He tried a observe throw on the sideline, however the ball fell out of his hand.
Burrow said he felt a pop and could not get a grip on the ball after that.
That is the second identified investigation the NFL is conducting for a possible injury-report violation. The league can be looking into the Atlanta Falcons’ dealing with of Bijan Robinson’s sickness main as much as a Week 7 recreation in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It isn’t unprecedented for groups and coaches to be fined for violating guidelines across the harm report. The NFL fined the Pittsburgh Steelers $75,000 and head coach Mike Tomlin $25,000 for not precisely itemizing Ben Roethlisberger on the observe report throughout the 2019 season.