Finally Some Good News on Joe Burrow's Knee Injury

David Kaestle
Joe Burrow carted off the field.
Joe Burrow carted off the field. / Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Cincinnati Bengals star rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a serious knee injury in their Week 11 game against the Washington Football Team. While it was initially thought to be just a torn ACL, the doctors quickly discovered the injury was much worse, sustaining tears to other ligaments in his knee as well.

However, after getting a chance to look at further imaging of his knee, doctors are more optimistic about Burrow's outlook moving forward. It is being compared to the injury Carson Wentz suffered in 2017, which kept him out through the first two weeks of the following season. The kicker is, Burrow sustained the injury almost three weeks earlier in the year than Wentz did.

This provides some encouraging news that Burrow could indeed be healthy enough for the start of the 2021 season. Although, every player responds to injuries and rehab differently, so what was the case for Wentz might not be the same for Burrow.

While the goal will be to get him back on the field for the start of next season, it is important to temper expectations this early on, even before surgery. The most important thing is getting Burrow fully healthy and avoiding serious injuries like this moving forward. If that means sacrificing a few games early on next season, then so be it.

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