Bengalis have some explaining to do.
Yes, the league is investigating The team’s handling of Joe Burrow’s wrist injury. Starting with the question of whether the injury occurred before last night’s game.
Common sense says it is, thanks for the video posted – and deleted — by Burrow’s Bengals with a wrist wrap as they travel to Baltimore on Wednesday.
The NFL tells PFT it will “review the matter with the club.”
An investigation has already begun, a league source said Friday morning. Also important would be the practice video, which would show whether (for example) Burrow took all or most of the first-team reps — and (for example) whether Burrow exhibited any signs of discomfort while throwing.
Photos from Tuesday’s practice Don’t show Burro with any kind of wrap or protection on his wrist, as posted on the group’s website.
The NFL will also check training room records to see if Burrow has received treatment on his wrist. However, some players seek treatment away from the facility. It’s entirely possible that Burrow hid the injury from the team.
It could have been enough to signal to the team that something had gone wrong. Coach Zach Taylor said after the game that he had no idea about the issue until he saw the social media reaction.
Well, it happened on Wednesday night. Shouldn’t the Bengals have investigated and, if necessary, updated the injury report?
Here is another fact to consider regarding this investigation. Does the league simply believe the situation is being investigated or is the league trying to get to the truth regardless of the outcome?
The true motivation of the investigator is crucial to the outcome of any investigation. Does the NFL want to simply check a box? Or does the NFL want to properly enforce its rules regarding reporting injuries?
We will find out soon.
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