The Bengals’ game against the Bills has been postponed after Damar Hamlin’s horrific injury. Joe Burrow said some team members discussed postponing the 18th week as well.
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The match was postponed after it was stopped due to the injury, and news came out the next day that the competition would not resume this week.
While we’re still awaiting an official announcement about what will happen in connection with that game, according to Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, some of his Cincinnati teammates had “side discussions” about not playing Sunday in Week 18 against the Ravens.
Boro made it clear that not the entire team had this discussion but that the locker room would likely be divided over the idea. He added that he wanted to play, but he understood the other side.
Joe Burrow says some of the Bengals have discussed not playing Sunday versus the Ravens
Great emphasis has been placed on Hamlin’s health and recovery following the horrific incident on the field. At the same time, though, Aaron Rodgers and many others discussed the player mental health implications for both the Bills and Bengals of seeing a peer suffer such a serious incident on the field.
Thus, it is quite understandable why some Cincinnati players would not fully recover from Monday night mentally in order to play another football game on Sunday.
It still looks as if nothing will change about the Bengals playing the Ravens in Week 18, but it’s another example of the widespread impact Hamlin’s injury had on the NFL as a whole, but specifically the teams that were on the field in Cincinnati.