The Bengalis have some explaining to do.
Yes, the league is investigating The team dealt with Joe Burrow’s wrist injury. Starting with the question of whether he was injured before last night’s game.
Common sense suggests it was, thanks to the video posted – And delete it – By Bengals of Burrow with a wrap on his wrist while traveling to Baltimore on Wednesday.
The AFL told PFT that it would “review the matter with the club”.
As one league source said Friday morning, the investigation has already begun. The key will be the practice video, which will show whether (say) Burrow has taken all or most of his first-team reps — and whether (say) Burrow is showing any signs of discomfort, etc. while throwing.
Pictures from Tuesday’s training The post on the team’s website does not show Burrow with any type of wrap or protection on his wrist.
The NFL will also check training room records to see if Burrow received treatment on his wrist. But some players get treatment away from the facility. It’s entirely possible that Burrow hid the injury from the team.
It’s also possible that there is enough to make the team notice that something is wrong. Coach Zac Taylor said after the game that he knew nothing about the issue until he saw the social media reaction.
Well, it happened Wednesday night. Shouldn’t Bangladeshis investigate the injury report and, if necessary, update it?
Here is another fact to consider regarding this investigation. Does the association hope to simply say it has researched the situation, or is it trying to get to the truth, whatever the consequences?
The actual motivation of the investigator is critical to the outcome of any investigation. Is the NFL looking to simply check the box? Or is the NFL looking to properly enforce its rules regarding reporting injuries?
We’ll find out soon enough.
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