Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be playing by the start of the NFL season.
Burrow suffered an absolutely horrendous ACL injury in 2020, and it brought his stellar rookie season to a quick close. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Joe Burrow suffers a GRUESOME injury. Looks like he snapped his leg in half. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as it appears. pic.twitter.com/iGcme7oFLT
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 22, 2020
The good news is that it sounds like he’ll be ready for week one of 2021. Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe told Adam Schefter the following in part:
He’s on track for full go for start of the season. He’s doing all the work. He’s worked his tail off and been an amazingly mature participant in his recovery. He’s focused and great to work with…We just had him tested out here with a high-tech video and biomechanical evaluation and he was ahead of where we anticipated and well into the return to performance phase of his recovery. With him already performing this way, it’s ‘all systems go’ for the start of the season.
Burrow was having an incredible rookie campaign before it ended in November. While the Bengals weren’t particularly good, he at least had them being competitive and he looked the part for being a former first overall pick.
Players from both teams surrounded Joe Burrow as he was carted off the field ????
— ESPN (@espn) November 22, 2020
Now, he’s put in the work to get back by the start of the 2021 season. It sounds like he’s not done just yet, but he’s getting there.
#Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL based on the initial diagnosis, source said. There may be additional damage. Burrow signaled it with his tweet, but the MRI confirming the injury would end his stellar rookie season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 22, 2020
If Burrow is back to full health by the start of the 2021 season, then the Bengals will be a very interesting team to follow. I think I speak for fans everywhere when I say we’re cheering for him.
You never want to see a guy like him get hurt.