Doctor Reacts to Joe Burrow BRUTAL Season Ending NFL Knee Injury - What Happened??

Brian Sutterer MD
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Cincinnati Bengals Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a serious season ending knee injury after getting his legs hit during week 11 of the NFL season against The Washington Football Team. This looked like a very serious multi ligament knee injury for the young star quarterback and in this video I'll break down the injury footage, review the mechanism, and talk about the concerning injuries. I'll also walk through what the medical team would do on the field to evaluate this serious injury.

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Nov 22, 2020




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Gerhard Parke
Gerhard Parke Month ago
To bad a bad team got to draft a great quarterback
P. UNIT Month ago
As a die hard Raiders fan i have been keeping Burrow in prayers and i hate to see this happen,but sometimes you scratched like who is running this franchise is not the hard to figure out, you are behind the Eagles they have allowed 55 sacks,and y'all the Bengals 44 Sacks hello wtf are you thinking this is your Future and you send out there,for no Reason you not making the playoffs if anything i let my back up get as much experience he can,and maybe trade him for a second or third pick bring another OL for Burrow i mean w.e we can do to get protection,🙏🙏 i hope he comes back stronger then ever
P. UNIT Month ago
I have to say the Bengals have to be the dumbest team in the NFL, listen Bengals this is your future you seen he is the real deal now,you are not playing for a playoffs spot sit the kid down and make sure 2021 you put a OL get a WR because Green is probably gone but the most important thing is protect your future......
Judd Bean
Judd Bean Month ago
Prayers to JB! Tough way to end the year, but I pray he comes back even stronger!
jamorris webber
jamorris webber Month ago
Prayers for you Joe this offense line is terrible I seen it coming because of cincinnati lack of protection
submissions72 Month ago
NFL career.......over.
JustJackie Month ago
I feel for him. Ugh. I know the pain. 😭
Armando Garcia
Armando Garcia Month ago
What dose acl mean ?
Faydene Reed
Faydene Reed Month ago
Yeah sad! Some players try to hurt quarterbacks that are good! Kate hits abound and team up hits occasionally! Not good!
Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones Month ago
Yep just like his college career one and done
Richard Miranda
Richard Miranda Month ago
to many leg injuries OBJ,DAK, AND NOW JOE
Jay Uihlein
Jay Uihlein Month ago
This injury was destined to happen. The offensive line is pathetically weak resulting in this horrific injury to a potentially Hall of Famer. As a long term Cincinnatian I am tired of watching the Bengals--- a truly Painful experience. It is a hopelessly broken team with an incompetent manager. RIP. You know Bengal business as usual.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
1st 20 seconds is all I needed to see
ben dover
ben dover Month ago
Thats a serious knee injury. Full mcl acl tear with structural damage. He is never gnna be the same. I hate to say 8t but he his FINISHED
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Month ago
They should draft an O-Line in the 1st round
Mark Quin
Mark Quin Month ago
ahhhhh, the kind of injury that makes you want to puke into your shirt pocket. I hope he has a fast recovery.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
This could be a Joe Theismann Teddy Bridgewater career ending injury. I can't imagine the pain. It's such a shame he reminds me of Marino in his rookie season but with a
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor Month ago
Lol the intro made it sound like he died
Stephanie Stina Stanard
Prayers for Joe! I tore my ACL completely (ski racing), and suffered medial meniscus damage. I used a donor graft (cadaver graft), and disappointed about the outcome with that knee reconstruction surgery. I have my next knee surgery in 2 weeks, and unfortunately, my new sports medicine doctor, doesn't think he can use a patella/hamstring/quad graft, due to the pervious surgery compromising that ability (if you need ACL reconstruction, use one of those grafts instead, as they can be up to 30% stronger than your ACTUAL ACL 😳) and I might have to use ANOTHER cadaver graft, as over time, there can be laxity in the graft, causing instability. I'm sure he has the best of the best doing the 110% of their ability 👏 Thank you for the run down of what may be happening to Joe! Keeping Joe, Dak Prescott, and Kyle Allen in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🙏🙏🤞🤞🤞
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Month ago
ruined by a poor offensive line. I can't help but think they should have kept Marvin Lewis since with an actual strong arm quarterback they would go farther in the playoffs.
C. A.
C. A. Month ago
You are great! I immediately subscribed and did a thumbs up, your medical analysis has no equal!
michael Month ago
Holding out a year from the draft would have cured this injury..........
webhead 223
webhead 223 Month ago
Shouldve been a suspention but whatever we cant ever just have nice things
drakg002 Month ago
You gotta hope it's just a cramp. - Tony Romo
RoyFizzle Month ago
Mmmph! That slow mo is making me wince!
Mhakoy xD
Mhakoy xD Month ago
Lachman test and the anterior/posterior drawer tests. Classic textbook bates dok!
Mhakoy xD
Mhakoy xD Month ago
It's nice to appreciate the "unhappy triad of O'donoghue" if ever there was one.
Mike Siller
Mike Siller Month ago
hey man, great video!, could you please gave your professional opinion about Rex Burkhead’s injury? Pats @ Texans from week 11 2020.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Month ago
Sucks to watch injuries like this, get well kid, cheers.
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
When they need an o-line the most they don’t deliver
GEO 4 Month ago
R.I.P. Joe burrow 2020-2020.
GEO 4 Month ago
@aola wili but he still has a bad injury!
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
JESUS it could be a worst injury
TbcDark Month ago
Man as a Cincinnati fan thats tuff
The Shamedarcher
This was horrible. No one wanted this. I hope burrow comes through this ok.
The Shamedarcher
@Shauka Hodan sure lets see here, from my research Burrow has suffered a torn ACL he has also torn his MCL in his left knee. He will need to go for reconstruction surgery very shortly. According to my research he may also need to engage in rehabilitation but could potentially be ready to start for the 2021 season. I don't think his roster spot is in danger as the Bengals used the first overall pick on him. Mind you a win against the Steelers and Ravens may but his starting role in question for 21 though for the long term health it would be best for him. Source www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/joe-burrow-injury-mri-reveals-bengals-rookie-tears-acl-and-mcl-will-undergo-reconstructive-surgery/
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan Month ago
'Break down the injury...'
Needed4Reddit Month ago
I broke my Fibula and never got any word on how bad it was but I was told that if the Tibia rolled over the shelf of the ankle on the other side and if it traveled any further surgery was necessary. Does that mean I had at least one torn ligament because all he said what that the bone was migrating and to keep off it which I did. I broke it RIGHT above the outside ball of my ankle in a clean break.
Shon Moody
Shon Moody Month ago
This could be a Joe Theismann Teddy Bridgewater career ending injury. I can't imagine the pain. It's such a shame he reminds me of Marino in his rookie season but with a much worse offensive line. He would definately be a huge star next year on any other competent team. Rocket arm and accuracy. I'm a Browns fan so I've seen quarterbacks ruined by a poor offensive line. I can't help but think they should have kept Marvin Lewis since with an actual strong arm quarterback they would go farther in the playoffs.
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
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Grok Effer
Grok Effer Month ago
This injury does not appear to have been caused by a "Dirty" hit. Good Luck to Mr. Burrow.
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
totally free of comparison that is to observe the whole history which is embedded in you.
Rob Wasilewski
Rob Wasilewski Month ago
So sad to see young quarterbacks go out this way.
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
1st 20 seconds is all I needed to see
dblshotz75 Month ago
Hes done. Tore his acl,mcl and suffered other structural damage. Sad to see this.
Awakened to My Aha Moment
Until I saw this close-up footage (3:27 mark), I immediately thought back to Napoleon McCallum's catastrophic hyperextension. But this footage actually shows, what my limited knowledge can determine, Burrow's knee dislocating and popping back in, once he's able to take some weight off his foot.. before much worse damage was done, like McCallum's. Thought you might get a better assessment with better footage. ruvid.net/video/video--RrvM90I5JM.html
Tommy Igoe
Tommy Igoe Month ago
Thanks for the update.
aola wili
aola wili Month ago
ma ho
ma ho Month ago
Get an oline for god's sake!
SirFlynnJerome 007
i was hoping before i leave this earth bengals with joe would win it all! jets had donarld n i said u think of a number 1 overall pick n u just think elway or LT etc! sam just got to much against him to over come the hype i thought n they both had really bad things happen, for a 3rd over all pick i still hope for sam but think if his day comes it wouldn't be in a jets lineup. now for both of them i somewhat kind of hope the Lord tarries. prays r with u joe!
claudia33 Month ago
JESUS it could be a worst injury
Garrett Wagner
Garrett Wagner Month ago
When they need an o-line the most they don’t deliver
Dege JB
Dege JB Month ago
'Break down the injury...'
Young Christian
Young Christian Month ago
-“If you try to find happiness through the pursuit of worldly things, it will elude you. The only way to find happiness is through the pursuit of God.”
Sour Boi
Sour Boi Month ago
Been here seince 60k
loveforthe90s Month ago
0:38 I just started saying “no no” after he said his leg is fully extended cause I knew what was coming next. Stay tough Joe!
Mykola Rieland
Mykola Rieland Month ago
We are talking of a revolution not physical but psychological revolution where there is no, at the depth, conformity. Conformity exists when there is comparison but a mind to be totally free of comparison that is to observe the whole history which is embedded in you.
Alex John
Alex John Month ago
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Kurt Taylor
Kurt Taylor Month ago
Joe burrow is fucked
Kurt Taylor
Kurt Taylor Month ago
Lmao this guy is so calm
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Add Link Free Month ago
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Hmong vwj Month ago
Hey Dr. Sutterer, could you do videos explaining the science behind competitive food eating? Specifically, covering Matt Stonie? How can dude eat so much yet be so skinny?
Jacques Godard
Jacques Godard Month ago
Blostin Month ago
Qbs in the NFL are suicidal in taking this kind of job.
Randy Talltree
Randy Talltree Month ago
What is it with devastating injuries at Fedex Field??
Malek Crews
Malek Crews Month ago
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Sammy Hilman
Sammy Hilman Month ago
Bengals Trash O-line are responsible for this. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
Brent Socie
Brent Socie Month ago
Here is the story of a true Bengals fan.. As of this week I am a FORMER Bengals season ticket holder.. second row, over the tunnel. I'm one of the few Bengals fans that travel well and have purchased very expensive tickets to sit in the first row in many other cities..many, many times. Seattle, D.C., Indy, Miami, Cleveland.. and every year in Sh*ttsburgh. If my schedule affords it, I'm there. Also, I have talked to Bengals players, and I am a commonly photographed fan on espn, bleacher report, and other social media.. but that will end NOW. I am done spending my money inside of Paul Brown Stadium until I see a conscious effort to keep our franchise QB upright. The 5 lineman that Zac Taylor and Jim Turner put in front of Joe Burrow was a shame. Mike Brown and Duke Tobin (whatever he does) approved of this, and they all led us to believe that the O-Line would be "okay." In turn, Joe Burrow was knocked down 71 times before that hit. (The most ever through 10 games). #72 did it. I went to college at Ohio University while Joe was in high school in Athens, OH. I was extremely fortunate to watch him play ball a few times. (Go Bulldogs) So, I have been following his football career forever.. way before he walked on to OSU . It was a dream come true when he transferred to LSU, crushed all the college records, and was drafted to the Bengals. Yet, we all knew what MIGHT (and eventually would) happen. The front office failed to protect their franchise QB. He will be back but at what cost? Again..I'm die hard.. and our franchise is at a point where our "die-hards" are fed up. The locker room is fed up. All of the fans and players are unsure of what happens next. I would love to continue to spend $1,500 on a random Sunday. If our owner built a winning team I'd gladly continue to get on a plane, hotwire a hotel, and watch the Bengals kick some ass in Arizona, KC, Seattle or any other city.. but not when the owner of our team knowingly pockets the money that he could spend on coaches and players. As a lifelong Bengals fan, you begin to realize that Mike Brown does not want to win, he owns an NFL team.. he is good at being an NFL owner.. he makes a lot of money every year.. and he is probably happy. Bet his dad is proud. WHO DEY
CrmsnTyde 4ever
CrmsnTyde 4ever Month ago
Had the same injury in high school...25 years later I still struggle with it...Now modern medicine has come a long way since then, and he will have top of the line Drs working on him...I wish him nothing but the best
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Eric Austin
Eric Austin Month ago
I’m a fan of the bengals to...
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Mr Awesome
Mr Awesome Month ago
This is why I hope Bengals draft Penei Sewell...
Chrisman Exist
Chrisman Exist Month ago
That luck jersey is a bit too on the nose
Koolaidman Month ago
That looked so bad his legg was bending sideways 😳
Jacob Sharp
Jacob Sharp Month ago
Being both a Bengals and a Colts fan the last thing I needed coming into this video was seeing Andrew Luck's skeleton
Trevor Stout
Trevor Stout Month ago
Its a little late but you should breakdown Virgil van Dijk's ACL injury he suffered during the Liverpool vs Everton match in the Premier League. As a Liverpool fan this would be greatly appreciated
Dave Holiday
Dave Holiday Month ago
So bummed for Burrow and the Bengals. Wishing him a successful recovery. He is something special.
Danny Isbell
Danny Isbell Month ago
The first thing I think of the suckers taking a knee get it taking a knee literally .
D p
D p Month ago
Fuck 2020
Docota Runningwolf
These nfl idiots suck hurting players is what they do so sad jeoulas of good players
Warren Parker
Warren Parker Month ago
I told friend who is a Bengal fan when they drafted him he would get hurt and wouldn't last one season. What a waste of a talented player going to a shit hole organization like Cincinnati
Max Melendez IV
Max Melendez IV Month ago
Poor joe
3 Card Monty
3 Card Monty Month ago
Why don’t more players wear knee braces, & why haven’t they engineered an ultra-lightweight knee brace yet? We can send space probes to Mars, but can’t design a decent knee brace. C’mon Man!
tommy alkatraz
tommy alkatraz Month ago
chargers o-line is just as bad- hoping this doesnt happen to justin herbert and hopefully joe burrows makes a full recovery.
STH Month ago
Torn ACL and PCL, damaged MCL and meniscus. He's gonna be out for awhile... hope he comes back even stronger.
Alex Chapman
Alex Chapman Month ago
How the hell did that leg not completely snap in half?
Eric Mercer
Eric Mercer Month ago
I had a very similar injury. ACL, MCL, and meniscus(not sure if I spelled that right). From experience it’s about to be a real long tough road for burrow. I have never been quite the same but I didn’t have some of the best medical professionals in the world like burrow will. I wish burrow the absolute best, and hope he makes a full recovery. Breaks my heart to see a young kid have to deal with that.
Greg Hobbs
Greg Hobbs Month ago
He shouldn't have been playing let alone throwing from inside his own 5 yard line from "the pocket" if you want to call what the Bengals O-LINE has been producing a pocket. Washington has a very dangerous pass rush. This was bound to happen. Hope he can heal up fully. Thanks for the excellent medical explanation.
Nick Month ago
This is a great example of why we listen to doctors and not the MLM essential oil sellers on Instagram when it comes to health and wellness. This guy clearly knows his stuff, as do the vast majority of doctors who went to 12 years of school after high school.
jon Q
jon Q Month ago
If I were a QB and I was drafted by the Browns, Bengals, Redskins, Jaguars or Jets I'd just refuse to report to their camp and hold out.
Lame Lucid
Lame Lucid Month ago
our last names are so simulare
Steve M
Steve M Month ago
That is gruesome 😖 Good luck and speedy recovery Joe Burrow
Demarko Kelly
Demarko Kelly Month ago
My boy Joe
I didn’t see the injury till know but Jesus
melvin barnett
melvin barnett Month ago
Bengals: we need to find a new young talent to ruin.
Greg F
Greg F Month ago
They said ACL, MCL and other structural damage. Gigantic RIP.
no dog that aint me
Why arnt you on with pat yet
No Thanks
No Thanks Month ago
As a colts fan, I feel violated about the luck jersey on the skeleton in the back💀
Jeffrey Moscardelli
I know what he's living with i had a full blowout on my right knee tor my ACL,MCL and had half my cartilage scoped out he will be out for a year on crutches for 1-2 months best of luck joe
Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore Month ago
I already love the guy. Get better soon Joe.
Levi Nice
Levi Nice Month ago
I am a huge Bengals fan and it sucks to see this happen. Hopefully, we can pick some lineman in the draft or sign one in free agency. It sucks when this happens especially to someone as important to the franchise as Joe Burrow is.
Brockyboi Month ago
When will he be able to play He is my idle and I need to know
Sam Owings
Sam Owings Month ago
Smart dude. Thanks for your take on this.
Peace Garden Press
Hahaha yall be talking in here like football isn't scripted entertainment...
Peace Garden Press
@Arthur McSwaginsyou need to wake up man
Arthur McSwagins
Just be quiet man
Yeet Cannon Outfitters
The bengals already broke there number one pick
Reviews From The 6
Lets support and help each other grow before 2020 ends. Come through
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Hard to watch injuries like these. Ouch! Hope he’s able to get back at it next year.
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