Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow hospitalized for a throat contusion following Cincinnati’s loss to Packers

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Sunday that quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to a hospital following the team’s 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers after sustaining a possible throat contusion. No further update on his status was provided.

Burrow played the entire game, completing 26 of 38 pass attempts for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. It is not yet known when Burrow specifically sustained the injury, but the Bengals quarterback spent time in the team’s medical tent after getting hit by several Packers defenders late in the first half. Burrow was initially hit by Packer defensive back Darnell Savage as Burrow decided to run on a third-and-12 play.

Burrow, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft, missed six games during his rookie year after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee. He underwent surgery and made a full recovery in time for the start of the 2021 season.

Cincinnati is now 3-2 after seeing their two-game winning streak come to an end on Sunday.

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