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Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) says that he hopes to resume throwing in mid-February.
Mid-February is about three months since Burrow underwent surgery. Cincinnati's franchise QB believes he is already finished with the worst part of the rehab process, and he remains on track for Week 1 of the 2021 season if he can avoid any setbacks. Expect Burrow to be valued as a high-end QB2 in early fantasy drafts.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow thinks he will be ready for the start of 2021 after undergoing major knee surgery.
In a recent interview with Colin Cowherd, when asked if he would be ready for the start of the 2021 season, Burrow responded with, "I think I'll be ready. I think it'll be just fine." Burrow underwent reconstructive knee surgery at the beginning of December after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee. This is positive news for Bengals fans, as the former first overall pick looked to be the answer at QB in Cincinnati for the first time in a long time. Burrow finished the season with 2688 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions while adding another 142 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The Bengals are hoping he returns to form in 2021, as this team goes only as far as Burrow can take them.
Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery on Wednesday and will begin his recovery on a torn ACL and MCL.
Burrow's surgery being successful is exactly what dynasty league managers want to hear. Tearing both an ACL and an MCL is always difficult to overcome, especially from a recovery standpoint. Burrow will continue his long journey and is expected to return for the start of the 2020-21 season, barring any setbacks.
The Bengals have officially placed Joe Burrow (torn ACL/MCL) on Injured Reserve.
As reported earlier, Burrow tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee and is likely out 8-9 months, putting him on track to return for the start of the 2020-21 season if all goes well with rehab. Ryan Finley is the likely candidate to operate as the starting quarterback for the Bengals in Burrow’s absence for the remainder of this season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bengals rookie QB Joe Burrow underwent an MRI, which revealed a torn ACL and MCL.
Additionally, Schefter is reporting that Burrow suffered other structural issues in his knee. Basically, this was worse than anticipated. Still, the injury occurred "early enough" in the season that the expectation should be that Burrow is reading for the 2021 opener. For fantasy football moving forward, this kills the value of all Bengals skill position players. Ryan Finley is expected to start the rest of the way.