Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field with a gruesome-looking knee injury during the third quarter in the November 22nd game against the Washington Football Team.
Washington defenders Jonathan Allen and Montez Sweat sandwiched Burrow after he threw a pass intended for Tyler Boyd. Burrow’s knee bent awkwardly as his body was crushed between the two linemen. Burrow grabbed at his left leg and appeared to be in immense pain as trainers attended to him on the field.
He was carted off the field as players from both teams wished him well.
Burrow, who was the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft, was having a great season, even though the Bengals are 2-7-1 on the year. He was on pace to become the first rookie in league history to have six 300-yard passing games in his first 10 games. For the season, Burrow completed 242 of 370 passes, throwing for 2,485 yards and 12 touchdowns. He threw just five interceptions.
He managed to put up those numbers despite being constantly under pressure from defenders. Going into Sunday’s game, Burrow had been hit a league-high 72 times.