Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s season ends with knee injury

Joe Burrow has a torn ACL and MCL

(AP) Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury.

“Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback tweeted after he was carted off the field early in the third quarter of a 20-9 loss at Washington on Sunday.

Burrow was hit high and low by Washington linemen Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen after throwing a pass, and the QB’s left leg bent the wrong way. Burrow couldn’t put any weight on it as he was helped onto a cart.

“That’s an injury right there to a team leader that can take the wind out of your sails,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “It’s not fun. He was making improvements every week, and we were getting the offense headed in a direction that we thought was exciting.”

Burrow was 22 of 34 for 203 yards and a touchdown before the injury.

In a season in which the Bengals wanted to get the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner and national champion as many snaps as possible, Burrow was 264 of 404 for 2,688 yards and 13 touchdowns in 10 games.