Joe Burrow on ‘voice rest’ after throat scare

Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Joe Burrow survived his latest health scare and was released from the hospital this past Sunday night after it was feared he suffered a throat contusion. The injury occurred after at least one brutal hit that he took during the Week 5 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers that dropped the Bengals to 3-2 on the season. 

Burrow is practicing ahead of this Sunday’s matchup at the 0-5 Detroit Lions, but Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk notes that Cincy head coach Zac Taylor told reporters Wednesday his QB1 is currently on “voice rest.” It’s unclear if Burrow will face any restrictions yelling out plays or audibles in Detroit.

Burrow went down to a torn ACL last November and potentially could’ve avoided this throat-related setback had he slid to avoid contact with would-be tacklers versus Green Bay. As The Athletic explained, Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers said during his latest appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he offered some advice to Burrow. 

“Slide. I said, ‘You’re too damn talented,'” Rodgers admitted he told Burrow after the game. “‘You’ve got so much in front of you to accomplish in this league. Sometimes you gotta slide.’ I would’ve said the same thing to Andrew (Luck).”

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