June 23, 2024

NFL finds no violations over Joe Burrow wrist injury

There’s nothing to see right here.

That’s the conclusion from the NFL relating to the query of whether or not the Bengals had hid a wrist injury to quarterback Joe Burrow earlier than he suffered a season-ending wrist injury throughout the Week 11 Thursday night time recreation at Baltimore.

The NFL has introduced that the Bengals didn’t violate the injury report.

“The NFL reviewed all medical records, studied practice video from the week preceding the [Bengals’] Week 10 game against Houston and the Week 11 game against Baltimore, interviewed relevant medical personnel and Joe Burrow himself before arriving at its conclusion,” NFL worker Tom Pelissero posted on X. “No violations.”

Despite this conclusion, there was no clear rationalization relating to Burrow carrying a sleeve that prolonged previous his thumb whereas touring to Maryland for the sport towards the Ravens. Making the state of affairs particularly suspicious was the truth that the Bengals posted video of Burrow carrying the wrap, earlier than deleting it.

The NFL’s investigation hardly counts as impartial or impartial. If the league had discovered that the Bengals had hidden the injury, the league would have basically engraved an invite for a class-action lawsuit by those that made authorized wagers primarily based on the idea Burrow was wholesome — towards the Bengals for hiding the injury, and towards the NFL for negligent failure to develop and to implement an efficient injury report.

Thus, whereas many will crow that this counts as full and complete exoneration of the Bengals, unanswered questions stay. Those questions will solely be answered if somebody does certainly file a lawsuit and secures the flexibility to conduct the form of investigation that might be exactly designed to seek out the needle within the haystack.