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Joe Burrow’s LSU coach Ed Orgeron speaks out on QB’s untimely injury

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie Joe Burrow is one of the latest players that has suffered a season-ending injury. The quarterback was carted off the field on Sunday in what was later diagnosed as a torn ACL and MCL. For his part, Burrow’s LSU coach Ed Oregon, had some word of consolation for his former star player.

Oregon had noting but good things to say about Burrow, and the coach also expressed how he believes the young QB is going to be back stronger next season:

“Yeah, it was tough. It was tough to watch. We all watched it and we felt bad for him,” Ed Orgeron said on Monday about the Bengals gunslinger. “Joe’s a competitor, I texted him today. I know he’s going to come back. I know his attitude. He’s probably working out today, getting onto next season. I thought he was having maybe Rookie of the Year season. We were very proud of him. We follow Joe, we follow everything he does, like we do all the players in the NFL.”

Burrow’s debut campaign came to a bitter end on Sunday, and he finished the season with 2,485 yards. That’s ranked 10th in the league through Week 11, and as Oregon expressed above, it’s a shame that Burrow was not able to see out what has been a tremendous debut campaign.

The 2-7-1 Bengals have lost two straight, and will be back in action on Sunday against the New York Giants. It will be their first game without their first overall pick in the draft, and needless to say, things are only going to get tougher from here on out for Cincinnati.