The Bengals are currently downplaying the seriousness of the situation, and for valid reasons. Concealing an injury to their starting quarterback could result in significant financial consequences. According to reports, quarterback Joe Burrow is out for the remainder of the season due to a wrist injury. However, it remains unclear whether this injury is related to the fact that he was seen wearing a wrap on the same wrist just one day prior. Adding to the intrigue is the Bengals’ decision to post a video of Burrow with the wrap on social media, only to delete it shortly after.
During a press conference, Burrow stated that the wrist injury is “completely different” from the reason he wore the wrap earlier. However, he did not provide any specific details. Additionally, there are video clips showing non-verbal cues while he made this statement, hinting at a deeper mystery surrounding the situation.
Burrow mentioned that wearing a compression sleeve during air travel is common among athletes due to potential swelling at high altitudes. However, this explanation raises more questions than it answers. It is unusual for body parts to swell without any trauma, leading to suspicions that Burrow may have had a pre-existing condition that made him susceptible to the injury.
The fact that Burrow admitted to having “bumps and bruises” further supports the idea that the Bengals may have been concealing information about his health. The NFL is currently looking into the situation, but there is skepticism about whether they have any real incentive to find fault with the Bengals. The likelihood is that, just as in previous cases, the investigation will conclude with the familiar refrain: “Nothing to see here.” For now, the Bengals’ attempts to downplay the situation and the mysterious deletion of the video only add to the confusion and speculation surrounding Joe Burrow’s injury.
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