Joe Burrow’s surgeon expects him to be ready to go for the start of the season

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Expect Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to be on the field when the regular season starts.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who operated on Burrow’s injured knee last year, told Adam Schefter of ESPN that Burrow is well on his way to being on the field on September 12 when the Bengals open the season against the Vikings.

He’s on track for full go for start of the season,” ElAttrache said. “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.”

Burrow had previously said that he expected to be ready to go before the season starts after tearing his ACL on November 22 and having surgery on December 2. ElAttrache said Burrow is “ahead of where we anticipated and well into the return to performance phase of his recovery.”

4 responses to “Joe Burrow’s surgeon expects him to be ready to go for the start of the season

  1. Bengals in the playoffs. Doubt it all you want, but Burrow is going to shred defenses this year.

  2. He should probably see if the O-line has improved before getting back on the field. If they are still really bad he should let a different QB be the tackling dummy for the season.

  3. He took a beating from day one. Hopefully he has better protection this year and gets rid of the ball quicker.

  4. Really interested to watch Burrow’s second season play.

    Might have to adjust back 6-8 games before judging because he’ll still be in the recovery window, but he showed real promise.

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