Bengals Burrow suffered MCL sprain in Super Bowl, 'needs rest'

Burrow suffered injury during sack in fourth quarter
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Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 10:46:21-05

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered an MCL sprain when he was tackled at the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Coach Zac Taylor updated Burrow's condition during a press conference on Wednesday

The injury occurred when Rams pass rusher Von Miller tackled Burrow as he was attempting to fight for yardage in the fourth quarter. He limped off the field after the team failed to convert a third-and-9 with less than 12 minutes left, but finished the game.

"Joe had the sprained MCL," Taylor said. "He's going to get some much-needed rest and come back fully healthy."

With a minute left in the fourth quarter and Cincinnati down 23-20, Burrow was leading the offense down the field. He was forced to throw an incompletion on a fourth-and-1 play while Rams star DE Aaron Donald had wrapped up his legs in the backfield. The play ended the game for the Bengals.

Taylor said tight end C.J. Uzomah, who suffered an MCL sprain during the Bengals win against Kansas City in the AFC Championship game, is scheduled for another MRI scan on Wednesday.

Burrow's first professional season ended after just 10 games when he suffered a left knee injury against Washington in November 2020. The former No. 1 pick underwent surgery for a torn ACL and MCL, working his way back to health for Cincinnati's 2021 training camp.

One year after his injury, Burrow was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year as he led the Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years.

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