There, Bengals fans noticed something strange in a picture featuring Joe Burrow and teammates getting off the plane in Baltimore — Burrow had something on his throwing hand.
And a video showed Burrow in the background with that same thing on his hand.
Then, the team deleted the video.
It’s impossible to say what the thing actually is. Burrow wasn’t on the injury report this week and appeared to be throwing normally in practice. This could be a precautionary thing, an actual serious injury thing or even something as innocent as a fashion choice or one of those gloves that helps the user more easily navigate tablet usage.
Either way, the Wednesday night posts — and especially the one that got deleted — had Bengals social media in a sudden uproar.
The deleted video
Lots of talk about a deleted #Bengals post, which showed Joe Burrow wearing some type of brace or sleeve on his right wrist.
🎥 Here’s video of Burrow getting off the team bus in Baltimore.
— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) November 16, 2023
WCPO’s Caleb Noe provided footage of the video the team deleted.
Reactions and more
I'm just going to tell myself its part of the 'fit.
— TheCincyAnomaly (@CincyAnomaly) November 16, 2023
While could be true, #bengals wouldn’t delete a pic off their IG if that’s all they was…
— Matthew (@matthew412404) November 16, 2023
It’s a wrist guard used to write on iPads without accidentally touching the screen. pic.twitter.com/illvXVOZqB
— The Nati King (@thenatiking) November 16, 2023
Joe Burrow wearing a right splint????
Maybe it’s a wrist ergonomics ‘sleeve?’
It’s probably nothing, but at least worth pointing out.
He’s not listed on the injury report.
— Jesse Morse, MD (@DrJesseMorse) November 16, 2023
Time to lean into it and push the agenda. 🤣😂 Joe Burrow with a bum wrist, missing two of the best players on the team bout to go into M&T and take down the division leading champs in a master class. pic.twitter.com/vhYf33atEJ
— Honcho aka Doobie Howser, M.D. (@Honcho_WhoDey) November 16, 2023
Im not worried about the Joe burrow wrist thing but why did the bengals delete the post?
— theygottaplayus (@Alex_Cincy91) November 16, 2023
How burrow wearing a wrist brace or whatever it is.
What are they doing to these men
— 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘺 🐅 (@rulethejunglee) November 16, 2023