Cincinnati Bengals' roster update suggests Joe Burrow's recovery is going incredibly well
The Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday released a series of roster lists as they get ready for training camp, and QB Joe Burrow appears to have the green light to return to the field.
The team has announced the placement of various players on various lists, including the active/physically unable to perform list, or PUP. Burrow has long maintained an optimistic attitude toward his rehab and recovery, and plans to return to the field as soon as possible.
Burrow suffered a torn ACL and other left knee damage in a Nov. 22 loss to Washington. The severity of the injury and the relative lateness of the season previously raised concerns that Burrow may not be ready to go for Week 1. But with this latest roster move, it appears Burrow is ready to go for training camp.
Burrow in May estimated that he was at about 80 to 85 percent recovered.
“Still got to be patient,” Burrow said after an organized team activity. “Can’t push too hard. At this point it’s still how it feels, there are still good days and bad days. It’s still sore some days and so you will take it a little easy, and some days it feels really good and you’ll push it really hard. But we have a good (rehab) plan.”
#Bengals QB Joe Burrow will be on the field, healthy, when training camp begins. He’s not on the PUP/NFI list the team just announced and there are no plans for Burrow to be on it. After an ACL tear in 2020, a significant development for Cincy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2021