Joe Burrow Injury Update: Will the Calf Injury Survivor Hold Up Against the Browns Today?

Published 09/10/2023, 4:09 PM EDT

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The countdown to the Battle of Ohio is in its last stages. The fans will witness the most notorious rivalry in the AFC as the  Browns face the Cincinnati Bengals today. Since 2017, the Cleveland Browns have won every home game. Will they be able to keep the same reputation in today’s game with Joe Burrow in the opposition? It would be interesting to see if Joe Burrow can turn the tables on the Bengals in the opening game.

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Joe Burrow just can’t catch a break, especially after recovering from a calf injury. This will be a special day for the 26-year-old Quarterback for a lot of reasons. Will the Bengals get a glimpse of what the $275 million Quarterback can do? A recent tweet by Cameron Wolfe gives us more insight into this.

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Cameron Wolfe recently tweeted a video giving more insight into the Battle of Ohio. According to him, they have been at the top of the games because of the pass rusher Myles Garrett. After the Cleveland Browns revamped their whole defensive line with the likes of Za’Darius Smith and Dalvin Tomlinson, there are even more expectations from the Browns in this game. This move by the Browns is to eliminate Garrett from being double-teamed.

Wolfe looks more confident in the Browns and speculates on Joe Burrow’s performance in the game. Burrow, who suffered a calf injury in the right leg has the green light to play against the Browns. Wolfe reports that Burrow is in good health and is executing perfectly.

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However, it would be naïve to leave out how Myles Garrett will stand up against the Bengals DT Orlando Brown Jr. Even though the fans are chanting Burrow’s name, the pressure to win against the Browns remains.

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It has been a month since Joe Burrow got the calf injury. Joe Burrow got injured at the end of July. Although it was a soft tissue injury, it still resulted in Burrow missing training camp. The HC coach Zac Taylor seems confident in the Quarterback as it stands. Burrow, who recently signed a five-year $275 million contract with the Bengals will be playing alongside Orlando Brown Jr.

 

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There is a debate around Myles Garrett’s match-up against the newly signed Orlando Brown. Wolfe reported Orlando Brown comparing Garrett to an Alien, pointing out his abilities on the field. Garrett is Cleveland’s answer to Joe Burrow, who has excellent observation skills on the field.

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Burrow’s decision-making on the field and amazing passing abilities can change Bengal’s luck for good. But how far would the Bengals go after the reinforced Browns defense?

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Abhinav Prakash

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Abhinav Prakash is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. Holder of a Master’s degree from a reputed institute, he has been involved in sports for a while now. His forté are NBA and NFL.
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