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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has reinjured his right calf during Cincinnati’s latest loss of the new NFL season, just over a week after signing a record, $275million, five-year deal to become the league’s highest-paid player.
The 26-year-old told reporters that his calf feels ‘pretty sore right now’ and that he is going ‘to wait and see how it feels’ over the next couple of days following Sunday’s 27-24 home loss to the Ravens, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer.
Burrow completed 27 of his 41 passing attempts (65.9 percent) for 222 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against Baltimore – a far better stat line than his mere 82 passing yards for no touchdowns against the Browns in Week 1.
He was seen limping to the sideline and using a massage gun to keep his calf loose after throwing a touchdown to Tee Higgins in the last minutes of the fourth quarter.
The injury was so bothersome to Burrow that backup quarterback Jake Browning got off the bench to start warming up.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has been carrying a nagging right calf injury since preseason
The Ravens, however, managed to get a pair of first downs and ran out the clock so Burrow and the remainder of Cincinnati’s offense didn’t make it back on the gridiron.
After the home loss, Burrow was heard shouting in frustration as he made his way back to the locker room while limping.
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