Bengals’ Joe Burrow has successful reconstructive knee surgery

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow had successful surgery on Wednesday. He destroyed his knee against the Washington Football Team earlier this month.

Burrow had the procedure during in Los Angeles, California, where he had a reconstructive knee operation. He was injured on November 22nd at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow warms up in practice before their November 1st game against the Tennessee Titans game
Joe Burrow warms up in practice before their November 1st game against the Tennessee Titans game (Photo by Joe Burrow/Instagram)

Burrow suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his knee in the game against WFT. He also suffered additional damage in his knee.

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“Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery [Wednesday]. The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery,” the Bengals said in a statement Thursday. “Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return.”’

Burrow is looking at a nine-month to one-year recovery. We’ve already reported that his 2021 season is in jeopardy.

He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He was selected by his home state team, as he committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes, before transferring to the LSU Tigers.

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He also played high school football in Ohio at Athens High School. When he won the Heisman Trophy, Burrow gave a speech about the poverty level, where he grew up in The Plains, Ohio.

With the Tigers, he developed into a star. This allowed him to catapult into the top selection.

The 23-year-old — who is considered the Bengals franchise quarterback for the next 10-to-15-years — went 22 of 34 in his final game of the 2020 season. He had 203 yards and a touchdown pass.

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This season, Burrow appeared in 10 games with 10 starts. He went 2-7-1 as a starter.

The Ames, Iowa born player went 264 of 404 for 2,688 yards. He had 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions.

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