It remains to be seen how Joe Burrow's aggravated calf injury will affect his availability going forward.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor on Monday did not have a firm update on Burrow's calf, but when asked if the quarterback's availability for Week 3 is up in the air, Taylor's response could cause some concern for Cincinnati.
"Yeah, it's hard for me to say right now," Taylor answered.
Asked what he'd like to see from Burrow in practice this week in order to feel good about him playing, Taylor's response largely remained the same.
"That's hard to say right now," Taylor said. "He did it really one of the last three plays of the game, probably. So, just sore. We haven't done anything on the field yet."
Burrow aggravated his calf injury on the play before Cincinnati's final touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-24 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens. He was noticeably limping afterward but did not miss any time due in part to Baltimore not allowing the Bengals to get the ball back. Taylor said after the game Burrow would've been put back in the game had the opportunity presented itself.
Burrow initially strained his calf on July 27 and missed the duration of the preseason and the majority of training camp.
Taylor said he "felt really good" about Burrow's calf before he aggravated the injury on Sunday.
"I thought he had a great week of practice last week," Taylor said on Monday. "Only he's the one that can answer on how he truly feels, but you'd gotten the sense that it was really good."
Burrow will have an extra day to recover as the Bengals are set for a home game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football on Sept. 25. But Burrow aggravating a soft-tissue injury that has the propensity to linger doesn't bode well forRead on nfl.com