Joe Burrow Evaluated for Throat Injury at Hospital After Bengals' Game

Paul KasabianSenior Contributor

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass in a drill during an NFL football practice in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
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The Cincinnati Bengals announced Sunday that quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to the hospital with a possible throat contusion after the team's 25-22 overtime loss against the Green Bay Packers.

Burrow played the entire game.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Burrow "should be OK" and was released from the hospital. 

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

#Bengals star QB Joe Burrow, who visited a local hospital last night after a potential throat contusion, checked out fine and should be OK, source said. He was released from the hospital last night.

Cincinnati took the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He excelled in 10 rookie-season games, completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns, five picks and 6.7 yards per attempt. He also showed off his wheels with 142 yards and three scores.

Unfortunately, Burrow was lost for the season when he suffered a torn left ACL, MCL and partially torn PCL and meniscus after he was sacked during his team's game against the Washington Football Team on Nov. 22.

The LSU product had successful surgery in December, and rehab went well enough for him to take the field during offseason practices. He was good to go for Day 1 of training camp, too, in late July.

Unfortunately, Burrow has now suffered another injury. If serious, Brandon Allen would take over as the starter.

Allen started five games for the Bengals in Burrow's absence last year, completing 63.4 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and four picks.