Cincinnati Bengals rookie sensation Joe Burrow saw his season end prematurely this past Sunday in a game against the Washington Football Team.
Burrow was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s 20-9 loss after he was sandwiched by two Washington defenders who converged on him on a third-and-2 pass attempt.
An MRI later revealed that Burrow tore his ACL and MCL and suffered other structural issues.
Burrow is now expected to miss anywhere from nine months to a year while recovering from the injury.
On Monday, Burrow’s former college football coach, Ed Orgeron, revealed that he had texted his former quarterback shortly after seeing the injury.
“It was tough to watch,” Orgeron said.
“We felt bad for him. Joe’s a competitor. I texted him today. I know he’s going to be back. I know his attitude. I thought he was having a Rookie of the Year season. We are very proud of him.”
Burrow is an LSU legend, so it’s no surprise that the school and its staff continued rooting for him even after he left.
Fortunately all parties involved, Burrow is still extremely young and has plenty of time to get healthy.
Once he does, he will go back to being one of the most promising talents in the NFL today.