NFL Player Carted Off Field After Collapsing During Practice


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carried off the practice field on Thursday.

The 26-year-old NFL star suffered a non-contact injury to his right calf at Kettering Health Practice Fields in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Burrow scrambled out of the pocket looking to pass when all of a sudden, unable to put pressure on his right leg, he began hopping on one foot and then went to the ground.

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“Oh boy. This is the play Joe Burrow suffered his injury …. and it does not look good,” NFL reporter Ari Meirov said of the video.

This prompted health personnel to put the Pro Bowl quarterback on a cart. They then wheeled him off the field.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor attempted to put reporters at ease after the incident, saying the cart was standard procedure.

The injury is believed to be a calf strain, although further testing is needed before the team is sure, according to

Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic caught up with Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase just outside the team’s locker room following the incident.

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Chase — who was Burrow’s teammate at LSU — seems to think the quarterback is “all right.”

“We always give each other that nod … He gave me a nod he’s all right. He’s a strong dude,” the star receiver said.

On Twitter, now rebranded as X, sports fans reacted to the video of Burrow’s injury.

“Non-contact injuries are brutal. If that’s turf, they need to replace it with grass,” one user tweeted.

“Everyone who participated in sports and had a cramp in a sprint knows thats not a cramp,” another wrote.

According to the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine, a moderate calf strain can take up to three weeks to recover from. A severe strain could require six months.

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Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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