Joe Burrow had his leg struck by a defender while planted in the turf during Sunday’s game against Washington, a hit that would end his promising rookie campaign.
Burrow was hit in the pocket and suffered a gruesome leg injury early in the second half as the former LSU Tigers star was carted off the field and promptly ruled out for the game.
Burrow took to Twitter on his own to announce that he won’t be playing again this season.
So, when exactly could we expect to see Burrow during this recovery?
The Cincinnati Enquirer outlined the steps of Burrow’s recovery in the below report:
“If Burrow did tear his ACL, Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek told The Enquirer there’s a realistic expectation that Burrow should come back in nine to 12 months, which ranges from late August to late November, 2021.
“At the quarterback position, they recover extremely well in a very predictable way,” said Kremchek, who has also consulted for NFL, college football and high school players at Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “There’s a lot of optimism that he could come back 100% as long as he’s got the right treatment at the right time and we don’t rush him.”
The 2020 No. 1 overall pick completed 24 of 34 for 203 yards and a touchdown and has accrued 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 65.3 completion percentage through ten games.