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Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffers apparent sprained wrist in Thursday's loss to Ravens

An apparent right wrist sprain ended Joe Burrow's night on Thursday and has the Cincinnati Bengals collectively holding their breath for what's next.

Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor told reporters following his team's 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens that Burrow suffered the sprain during the game, and he was not aware of any previous injury.

"It looks like he sprained his wrist," Taylor said. "So, he fell on it early in the game and felt it on the touchdown pass."

Video on the Prime Video broadcast of Burrow entering the stadium before the game on Thursday showed him wearing a brace on his right hand/wrist. However, Burrow did not appear on the Bengals' injury report this week.

Taylor said he was not "aware" of Burrow injuring his wrist prior to Thursday night.

NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported on Friday that the league is looking into why Burrow wasn't on the injury report, which is routine in instances involving compliance with the injury report policy.

The Bengals QB left his team's Week 11 tilt in the second quarter after a 4-yard touchdown throw to Joe Mixon and was ruled out to start the second half. Burrow returned to the sideline in the second half, but was wearing a beanie rather than a helmet. On the follow-through of his TD pass, Burrow bent over in clear discomfort. After trying to throw again on the sideline, Burrow was in visible pain and left to the locker room.

Burrow was replaced by backup Jake Browning, who finished the game 8-of-14 passing for 68 yards with a touchdown. Prior to his departure, Burrow was 11 of 17 for 101 yards, the TD and no interceptions.

Burrow dealt with a calf strain earlier this year that kept him out of the preseason and obviously hampered his play in the early going. However, Burrow and the Bengals rebounded as his calf seemed to heal up, putting together a four-game winning streak prior to a Week 10 loss to the Houston Texans. Now, there's another ailment to be concerned about.

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