Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Burrow will miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury, but that isn’t stopping the NFL from investigating the incident involving the injured quarterback.
Burrow was seen wearing a wrist brace in video before the team’s 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on “Thursday Night Football” last week, but it was not included in the injury report.
The investigation is expected to be lengthy, likely taking several weeks, and the league will have to go through several stages to assess whether the Bengals violated any of the league’s injury reporting policies, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who detailed what the process looks like like Monday on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“In the case of Joe Burrow, the league will go back and talk to Bengals officials about why he was not on the report and what their explanation was.” Schefter explained. “The league may request videos of these practices. Was he a full participant? Did he have any limitations? The practices are in the video. They are there to see. I imagine the league will ask for a recording of these practices and be able to find out if he was injured or not.