Quarterback Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals are celebrating on Monday after clinching the AFC North title for the first time since 2015. However, Cincinnati's dramatic Week 17 win came with a little bit of an injury scare to its rising young QB.
Burrow did not take Cincinnati's final snaps, a kneel and spike, leading up to their game-winning field goal after getting his knee twisted up on the previous play.
Thankfully, Burrow appears to have avoided any sort of fears around a major injury scare.
Joe Burrow Injury Update
The second-year quarterback told reporters his knee was "feeling good enough" to take those final snaps if his team needed. Sitting out was clearly more precautionary in this situation.
Fans can take a collective sigh of relief as all signs point to Burrow being fine for Week 18 and Cincinnati's playoff hunt. This was also not the same knee that Burrow tore his ACL and MCL in 2020, ending his rookie season after just 10 games.
Burrow and the Bengals head into Week 18 with +1800 odds (10th) to win Super Bowl LVI on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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