Joe Burrow reportedly scheduled to soon undergo reconstructive left knee surgery
After tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee, Joe Burrow’s road to recovery will begin soon. But first, he needs to get his knee repaired, and that will be happening this week.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Burrow will undergo reconstructive knee surgery and is heading to Los Angeles this week, where he’ll have the procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Rapoport also tweeted that the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback is “expected to make a full recovery.”
Burrow suffered the injury during the Bengals’ Week 11 loss to Washington on Nov. 22. That brought the former LSU quarterback’s rookie NFL season to an early end.
Up to that point, Burrow was having a strong debut season with the Bengals, who selected last year’s Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow passed for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games this season.
While it’s going to take a bit for Burrow to fully recover — and it’s uncertain if he’ll be ready for the start of the 2021 season — it’s an encouraging sign that Rapoport reported he’ll have the opportunity to get back to full strength. Burrow should have a bright future ahead of him, assuming that down the line he picks up where he left off as a rookie.