Though it came with an optimistic tone, Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Joe Burrow's tweet after he had to be carted off the field in a loss to the Washington Football Team signlaed his impressive rookie season is done:
On Monday, Burrow learned the extent of his injury and now his 2021 season appears to be in jeopardy as well.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Burrow suffered a torn ACL, MCL and other structural damage to his left knee. The recovery time for these types of injuries is estimated to be anywhere between 9-12 months, which would mean Burrow could miss most of, if not all, of next season as well.
The 2020 No. 1 overall pick suffered the left knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday's tilt:
The former LSU Tiger had compiled a rookie season with quite a bit to build on moving forward. His presence alone seemed to bring a culture change to an organization that desperately needed it, and on top of intangibles, he tossed 13 touchdowns to just five interceptions.
Burrow had been seen as the favorite for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, but now it sets up an interesting battle between Los Angeles Chargers' quarterback Justin Herbert and Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Justin Jefferson for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.