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Burrow intends to play through pain of dislocated finger

By Sports Desk December 06, 2021

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has no plans to head to the sideline despite dislocating a finger against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Burrow suffered a dislocated pinky finger during the Bengals' 41-22 loss on Sunday, which dropped them to 7-5.

However, the Baltimore Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers means the Bengals remain just a game out of the AFC North lead.

Having played through the injury against Los Angeles, Burrow will attempt to do the same as the Bengals face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14.

He finished the game with the Chargers 24 of 40 passing for 300 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

Last year's number one overall pick said afterward: "I dislocated it on that first series, on the sack-fumble. So it was just something I had to play through. That's what football is — you've got to play through injuries sometimes.

"I don't think I really noticed what happened in the beginning. I think my adrenaline was pumping a little too much. And then as it went along, it got progressively worse a little bit. But I was able to play through it.

"I noticed it looked a little funny when I came off the sideline, but I thought I just jammed it at the beginning. Then, I started to feel a little symptom of dislocation later on in the half, so that's when I kind of figured what happened.

"It's just something I’m going to have to deal with. I'm not going to miss any games because of it. That's not something that’s going to happen.

"I was able to finish the game, so unless it somehow gets worse — which, I can't imagine it's going to get worse — then I'll be playing next week."

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