The Cincinnati Bengals got the best news possible out of a bleak situation early this week when they announced that quarterback Joe Burrow had undergone successful surgery on his wrist.
While the team still limited details about the exact nature of the injury and process from there, it was an important first step for player and team.
Plus, it helped take away some of the sting inflicted by that Week 12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that dropped the team to 5-6 while keeping them winless in the AFC North this year.
Here’s a look at the must-know Bengals news, notes and quotes for November 28.
The Bengals announced the good news, again stressing that Burrow is expected to make a full recovery from the operation.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor said that Burrow should be back in the building on Thursday. He’ll rehab, of course, but also wants to be around his teammates and help out.
The rookie safety Battle got the most snaps of his career to date and took a strong first step toward emerging as the long-term answer at safety.
Taylor provided an update on Logan Wilson, who suffered an ankle injury at the very end of the game against the Steelers.
No running game. Brutal coaching. Bad usage for Ja’Marr Chase. The Bengals have big, big problems that Joe Burrow isn’t here to cover up.
Former Bengals first-rounder John Ross will attempt an NFL comeback after getting waived by the Chiefs from their retirement list.