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Cary Erickson | 23 November, 2020, 02:12

One of the most promising National Football League seasons by a rookie quarterback came to an end on Sunday.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL Season, reportedly being diagnosed with a torn ACL.

Burrow has not had a recorded leg injury in his career, per Sports Injury Predictor. He was 22-for-34 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown Sunday before exiting the game. Burrow tweeted before the team released a statement. Instead, the future of Burrow's rookie season is now in question after the injury.

Early in the third quarter, Burrow was drilled high by Washington defensive end Montez Sweat and hit low by defensive lineman Jonathan Allen while throwing a pass, and his leg bent awkwardly.

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Cincinnati quickly ruled Burrow out with a left-knee injury. He was helped to a medical cart before being taken away from the field, while most of the Bengals came onto the field to show their support for Burrow.

The Bengals held a 9-7 lead over Washington when Burrow was injured.

Young revealed following the game what he told Burrow. Entering Sunday, Cincinnati ranked 28th in the NFL in pass-block win rate, an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen.

Mixon, a fourth-year player, suffered a right foot injury in the Week 6 loss at Indianapolis and has been week-to-week.