Joe Burrow out several weeks with calf injury; Jalen Ramsey tears meniscus


Bengals QB and NFL MVP second favorite Joe Burrow will be out "several weeks" with the calf injury he sustained in practice, head coach Zac Taylor said Friday.


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Burrow left practice on a cart on Thursday. At the time, Taylor said that it was a calf strain, but Burrow did have a compression sleeve on his calf throughout practice and then pulled up lame on a scramble.

Bengals beat writer Mike Petraglia was filming when the injury happened:

Six weeks could mean "several" and that would put Burrow just about ready to go against Cleveland in Week 1. "Several" could mean more than that, but the team is bringing in a third QB to work in training camp with backups Trevor Siemian and Jake Browning.

How sportsbooks handled the Burrow injury

In the age of instant news on social media, the Burrow video spread like wildfire. Initially, DraftKings Sportsbook took down the Bengals season win total odds, but left up the other futures markets. The win total was re-posted at 10.5 and the Over at -120. 

The Bengals are +1100 to win the Super Bowl, +600 to win the AFC, and +180 to win the AFC North per DK.

The Bengals were co-favorites with the Ravens at +190 to win the division, with the Browns at +350 and the Steelers at +400 as I started writing, but Cincy went back to +180 and Baltimore was up to +200 by the time I finished. The Steelers also moved up to +425.

Now, with the "several weeks" statement, the Bengals are +1100 for the Super Bowl, +550 for the AFC, and +150 for the AFC North and the win total Over is juiced at -130.

Dolphins lose Jalen Ramsey to torn meniscus

Burrow going down wasn’t the only notable development on Thursday. Dolphins CB Jalen Ramsey was also carted off with a knee injury that will require surgery. Ramsey was hurt while defending Tyreek Hill and reportedly could not put weight on his left knee going to the cart. Ramsey had to have a full repair of his meniscus and will be out until December.

The Dolphins are +300 to win the AFC East and +2500 to win the Super Bowl.