Joe Burrow, the Bengals’ quarterback, was carried off the field after getting hurt during practice

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Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, was taken off the field during practice on Thursday due to a right calf injury, according to coach Zac Taylor.

During a drill, Burrow was rolling to his right when he looked to sustain a noncontact injury and came up short. Later, he was carried off the field.

“It was 10 minutes ago, so we don’t have any more information,” Taylor said.

A source claims that a preliminary diagnosis shows Burrow is battling a calf issue.

After the team’s first practice of training camp on Wednesday, Taylor was questioned about the compression sleeve Burrow wore around his calf. Burrow was not wearing it. Burrow chose to wear it on Thursday, according to him.

“We’ll get more information as we go,” Taylor said.

The Bengals’ head coach also mentioned that some players get sore after the first day of practice but noted that Burrow felt fine during the practice. Taylor informed the media that Burrow was injured during a scramble at the end of a rep.

Burrow has experienced a setback for the third consecutive training camp. Burrow, who joined the league in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, was still healing in 2021 from a ruptured ACL and MCL in his left knee that had ruined his rookie campaign in 2020. Burrow underwent surgery days before the start of training camp the previous year due to an appendix rupture.

Burrow, a fourth-year player out of LSU who is now in contract negotiations with the Bengals about a deal that might make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, is coming off of his greatest season in the league.

Burrow was questioned about his health and experiencing a typical training camp for the first time in his career on Wednesday, the day before he was carried off the practice field.

“Knock on wood — I feel great,” Burrow said. “This time last year I was sitting in a hospital bed. It’s good to be out there with the guys. Excited about where we’re at.”