Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow flexes his right throwing hand after an apparent injury during the first half of a game Thursday night against the Ravens in Baltimore. Terrance Williams/Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will be out the rest of the season due to a torn ligament in his right wrist, the team announced Friday.

Coach Zac Taylor said the injury would require surgery. Burrow left the Bengals game in the second quarter of a 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.

When Burrow tried practice throws on the sideline, the ball slipped out of his hand as the quarterback winced. Burrow then went to the locker room and looked frustrated.

This is the second time in Burrow’s four-year NFL career he has suffered a season-ending injury in Week 11. He tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during a game against Washington in 2020.

Burrow was 11 of 17 for 101 yards and a touchdown when he left. Backup Jake Browning replaced him and will likely be the starter for the rest of the season.

Cincinnati is 5-5 after two straight losses.


The NFL also said it will investigate why Cincinnati did not list Burrow on the team’s injury report, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the review is not being publicly discussed.

The Bengals had posted and later deleted a video on social media that showed Burrow getting off a team bus with his hand in what appeared to be a soft cast.

Such reviews are not uncommon with the NFL regularly looking into similar cases, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the review is not being publicly discussed. Teams can be fined or lose a draft pick for violating the NFL’s injury report policy.

RAVENS: Tight end Mark Andrews is expected to miss the rest of the season because of an ankle injury he suffered in the first quarter of Baltimore’s 34-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

“It looks like a season-ending injury, so our prayers will be with Mark,” Coach John Harbaugh said after the game.

Andrews remained down on the field after catching a 9-yard pass to the Cincinnati 4-yard line on the game’s first drive. He was able to walk off the field but very slowly, and he appeared to be putting more pressure on his left leg than his right. Andrews went into the sideline tent and emerged moments later, still limping.


A three-time Pro Bowler, Andrews entered the game tied for fifth in the NFL with six touchdown catches.

EAGLES: Former first-round pick Bernard Williams was cut by Philadelphia on Thursday, even though he hasn’t played in 29 years.

Williams, 51, last played on Christmas Eve, 1994. According to an Eagles spokesman, NFL officials contacted the team recently and explained that they were clearing out decades-old players on various reserve lists when Williams’ name surfaced. Since the Eagles had never released Williams, he was still technically a member of the team.

Williams was drafted No. 14 overall in Rich Kotite’s final season as Eagles head coach and was an All-Rookie offensive tackle that season. He was suspended for six games in July of 1995 after testing positive for marijuana and again that October for the remainder of the season.

BROWNS: Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco is working out for Cleveland, which is still sorting through its changing quarterback situation, a person familiar with the visit told The Associated Press.

The 38-year-old Flacco could be an option for the Browns, who lost Deshaun Watson for the season earlier this week with a broken bone in his right shoulder.


Flacco is the only QB being worked out Friday at the team’s facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the club never publicly discloses any player workouts.

Flacco rallied the New York Jets to an improbable comeback win over the Browns last season. He hasn’t been on any roster in 2023, but has kept open the possibility of returning and Cleveland has a pressing need.

Watson’s injury has threatened to derail a promising season for the Browns (6-3), who are coming off a last-second win at Baltimore. But Watson won’t be back until 2024 at the earliest, and the Browns need help now.

JETS: New York wide receiver Garrett Wilson expects to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills despite being listed as questionable for the game with an injured elbow.

Wilson, the team’s No. 1 receiver, hurt his right elbow during the Jets’ 16-12 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas. He missed a few snaps, but he was able to finish the game. When asked flat out if he will play, the second-year wide receiver said he would be ready Sunday – although he acknowledged the elbow would still likely be affecting him.

“But we’ll get it done,” Wilson said.


STEELERS: Pittsburgh will be without starting safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick and Keanu Neal for the game at Cleveland on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick will miss a third straight game with a hamstring injury that occurred in a loss to Jacksonville on Oct. 29. Neal will sit due to a rib injury sustained at the end of a fourth-quarter interception against the Packers.

PACKERS: Outside linebacker Rashan Gary hurt his shoulder in practice Friday, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Packers Coach Matt LaFleur said Gary’s injury is “not anything long-term that we’re concerned about.”

Gary is listed as questionable for the game along with cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and linebacker Quay Walker (groin). Safety Rudy Ford (biceps) is doubtful.

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