He Cincinnati Bengals announced that star quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist and will miss the remainder of the 2023 season.

Head coach Zac Taylor revealed the news Friday afternoon, saying Burrow will likely need surgery and insisting the team’s fortunes remain intact without their Pro Bowl quarterback, who led them to the Super Bowl two years ago.

“This season is far from over,” Taylor said of the 5-5 Bengals.

Burrow was injured during the Bengals’ 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday. Cincinnati will likely turn to backup quarterback Jake Browning, who completed 8 of 14 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens in his first major NFL action.

“It’s tough,” Burrow said Friday afternoon. “You work very hard for seasons and moments like these. Anytime you get hurt and it all ends early, it’s hard to deal with. That’s part of the game.” He added that he felt “a pop” when throwing the play on which he was injured.

Earlier Friday, the Associated Press reported that NFL is investigating the team’s handling of Burrow’s injury status in the lead-up to that game. The Bengals had posted and then deleted a video on social media that showed Burrow stepping off a team bus with his right hand in what appeared to be a soft cast. These types of reviews are not uncommon, and the NFL periodically investigates similar cases. Teams can be fined or lose a draft pick for violating the NFL’s injury reporting policy.

“It’s not uncommon for guys to wear a compression sleeve on a plane because when you go up to that altitude, things can swell,” Burrow said Friday. “In football there are a lot of bumps and bruises. “This is a completely new injury.”

Burrow was 11 of 17 for 101 yards and a touchdown pass when he left. Browning replaced him with the Bengals trailing 14-10.

The former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft suffered a calf injury earlier this season, but has not missed a game this year. His rookie season also ended early due to a knee injury.

“It kills you to see someone have to go through this, you know, multiple times,” Taylor said.

The Bengals’ AFC North rivals, the Cleveland Browns, lost their starting quarterback this week when Deshaun Watson was announced. needs season-ending shoulder surgery.

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