Bengals QB Joe Burrow Suffered Broken Finger Against Chargers; Stayed on Field to Deliver Gritty Performance

Published 12/06/2021, 7:35 AM EST

Last night, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals suffered a disappointing loss against the LA Chargers. The AFC North team lost 41-22 in what was a dismal performance, to say the least. Unfortunately, for the Chargers, the loss wasn’t the only blow they took as their star QB Joe Burrow suffered a dislocated finger against the Chargers.

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Cincinnati Bengals QB plays with a broken finger against the Chargers

Star Quarterback Joe Burrow dislocated his right pinkie finger in the 41-22 loss against the Chargers last night. As per footage, the QB got injured during a sack suffered on Bengal’s first offensive venture of the game. Despite suffering the injury early on, Burrow finished the game with 24-of-40 for 300 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

Post-match, the QB revealed that injuries like this don’t matter as football requires a lot of grit. “It’s just something I have to play through,” Burrow said. “That’s what football is. You gotta play through some injuries sometimes.”

Later on, when quipped about why he removed the bandages multiple times during the game, the QB reasoned it to be a matter of convenience. “It was a decision to make it feel better or continue to somewhat throw the ball,” Burrow said. “I decided to be able to throw the ball.”

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Joe Burrow confirms he will play Bengal’s next game

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After Cincinnati’s loss, head coach Zac Taylor ideally would have two concerns – a) analyzing why the team lost; b) strategizing what to do next match with Joe Burrow’s injury.

Dec 5, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs the ball in for a touchdown against Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. (33) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy Reuters.

Luckily for him, one of his concerns need not be dealt with as Joe Burrow confirmed that he will play in Cincinnati’s next match. “It’s just something I’m going to have to deal with,” Burrow said, per ESPN. “I’m not going to miss any games because of it. That’s not something that’s going to happen.”

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Grit personified!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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