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Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, was carried off the practice field on Thursday after he stumbled after a scramble.

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The 26-year-old franchise quarterback hobbled on one leg and then went to the ground after the play near the end of the afternoon practice.

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Later, according to coach Zac Taylor, it was a calf injury. Burrow came up hobbling and was sporting a sleeve on it.

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As trainers attended to the Pro Bowl quarterback and assisted him into the back of a cart, a few teammates gathered nearby.

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When questioned why Burrow had a sleeve on his right calf, Taylor replied, "Players sometimes feel a little sore after the first day.

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Ted Karras, the center, stated in the locker room, "I'm not an expert here, but my instinct suggests Joe will be OK.

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Sam Hubbard, a defensive end, said, "I'm not going to talk about another player's ailments,

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but I know about calf strains all too well, and they are terrible but aren't the end of the world.

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"They do linger a little bit, but I think Joe and the coaching staff will act correctly and take care of this early in camp and be prepared to go."

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Burrow and the Bengals are still discussing a long-term deal that may make him one of the highest-paid players in the league.