Joe Burrow's status for 2021 being called into question following latest injury report
Initially, Joe Burrow’s left knee injury was reported as a torn left ACL on Sunday night. However, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback was set to undergo an MRI on Monday to reveal the full damage caused by the hit he received Sunday at Washington.
And with the MRI came some more tough news.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Burrow also suffered a torn MCL and “other structural issues” in addition to the ACL tear. So, the former LSU quarterback won’t be back in 2020, bringing his rookie NFL season to a close.
Schefter also noted that these types of injuries “usually sideline players anywhere from 9-12 months, though each person heals and rehabs differently.” However, it’s possible that Burrow could potentially miss the start of the 2021 season if he’s on the longer end of that recovery timeline.
Burrow won the Heisman Trophy during the 2019 season and led LSU to the national championship. That led to him going No. 1 overall to Cincinnati in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he immediately became the Bengals’ starting quarterback to open the season.
Through 10 games, Burrow was living up to expectations. He passed for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions during his rookie campaign.
Even though Burrow is out for now, he likely still has a bright future ahead of him following his recovery, and it should be exciting to watch him when he eventually gets back on the field.