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Joe Burrow hospitalized with possible throat contusion after Bengals loss to Packers

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was hospitalized for a possible throat contusion following Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. 

The Bengals announced the news after the game, though didn't say how Burrow suffered the injury or how serious it is. Burrow finished the game and didn't show any outward signs of injury on the field, though NBC Sports' Mike Florio reported during "Sunday Night Football" that Burrow was poked in the throat at some point during the game.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Kelsey Conway reports that Burrow was having trouble speaking. He did not appear for his regular postgame media session. 

Burrow visited medical tent in first half

Burrow briefly left Sunday's game for a sideline medical tent after taking a big hit at the end of a second-quarter scramble. 

The hit happened on a drive-ending third down, and Burrow was back on the field for Cincinnati's next possession, where he completed two passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. He didn't miss a snap.

Burrow finished the day completing 26 of 38 pass attempts for 281 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked three times in addition to the hit on the second-quarter scramble. 

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
Joe Burrow was hospitalized after Sunday's game. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Browns LB Owusu-Koramoah also hospitalized with throat contusion

Burrow wasn't the only player taken to a hospital for a possible throat contusion on Sunday.

Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was taken to a local hospital in Los Angeles via ambulance as a precaution after he suffered a throat contusion in their 47-42 loss to the Chargers, the team said. 

It’s unclear when he suffered the injury specifically, though he did leave the contest briefly before returning. Owusu-Koramoah had four total tackles in the loss.

The 21-year-old rookie out of Notre Dame has had 17 total tackles so far this season. He had a career-high seven last week in their win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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