The Bengals QB left his team’s Week 11 tilt in the second quarter after a 4-yard touchdown throw to Joe Mixon and was ruled out to start the second half. Burrow returned to the sideline in the second half, but was wearing a beanie rather than a helmet. On the follow-through of his TD pass, Burrow bent over in clear discomfort. After trying to throw again on the sideline, Burrow was in visible pain and left to the locker room.
Burrow was replaced by backup Jake Browning, who finished the game 8-of-14 passing for 68 yards with a touchdown. Prior to his departure, Burrow was 11 of 17 for 101 yards, the TD and no interceptions.
Burrow dealt with a calf strain earlier this year that kept him out of the preseason and obviously hampered his play in the early going. However, Burrow and the Bengals rebounded as his calf seemed to heal up, putting together a four-game winning streak prior to a Week 10 loss to the Houston Texans. Now, there’s another ailment to be concerned about.