Tuesday’s appendectomy for Joe Burrow delayed the start of the Bengals’ training camp for 2022. He will reportedly miss time after he was scheduled to have his appendix taken out within the next couple of days.
Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that the third-year quarterback is expected to be released from the hospital today.
The first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft had his rookie campaign cut short after suffering a torn ACL but lived up to the hype in his sophomore campaign. Burrow led his squad to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1988 after finishing the 2020 season at a measly 2-14. In 16 games played last year, he led the NFL with a 70.4 completion percentage, throwing for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns while throwing just 14 interceptions.
In four playoff games, he threw five touchdowns and two interceptions, going for 1,105 yards through the air.
However, Burrow found himself on the ground way too much as he was sacked 51 times. He was sacked 19 times in the playoffs — nine of them in the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans, and seven of them in their Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Burrow was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in February.