Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has officially started his recovery process. Burrow sustained a torn ACL and MCL, and other structural damage at Washington on Nov. 22.
Burrow, who was the 2020 #1 overall pick injured himself in the middle of a strong rookie season. The former LSU Heisman Trophy winner had a completion percentage of 65.3%, 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions at the time of his injury.
Burrow underwent knee surgery 10 days after sustaining the injury the team announced.
“Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery yesterday,” the team said in a statement. “The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return.”
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles performed the surgery.
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Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals went just 2- 7-1 in the rookie’s first season, but the number 1 overall pick drew positive reviews from around the league.
“He handled everything like a professional from day one.” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said last month. “To be voted a captain just speaks to everything you need to know about the guy. The players have responded to him, the coaches have responded to him, the city has responded to him. He energizes this team.”
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Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Burrow tore both his ACL and MCL, requiring surgery and missing the remainder of the 2020 season.