Bengals lose QB Joe Burrow to apparent season-ending knee injury

LANDOVER MD — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow might be out for the season after suffering a knee injury midway through Cincinnati’s Sunday afternoon battle with the Washington Football Team.

Burrow implied in a tweet soon after that he would not return to play until 2021.

Burrow, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, was injured early in the third quarter when he was hit high and low by two Washington linemen after throwing a pass. His left leg bent awkwardly, and he couldn’t put any weight on it, ending his day at 22-of-34 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown.

Burrow’s replacement, Ryan Finley, couldn’t do much for Cincinnati (2-7-1), which didn’t punt once in the first half with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner at the helm. Finley was 3 of 10 for 30 yards and an interception in the final minutes of the game.

The Bengals ultimately fell to Washington 20-9.