Joe Burrow “all systems go” For Week 1

You may remember the horrible Sunday afternoon it was for the Bengals in Washington, D.C. last November. The Bengals had just made it to the “easy” part of their schedule and the offense was beginning to hit the ground running. A loss was bad enough that day, but the only thing anyone remembers is Joe Burrow being carted off the field with devastating knee injuries.

Today, Dr. Neal Attrache, the doctor who operated on Joe Burrow’s knee, said that Burrow is on track to be “all systems go” for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. 

Burrow has already said himself that he’ll be out there for the first snap of the 2021 season, but this feels even better to hear. Attrache came to this conclusion upon working with both Burrow and the Bengals medical staff recently. We’ve already seen Burrow up and throwing the ball – the next step is likely running. 

Prior to his season-ending injury, Burrow threw for 2,688 yards to go with 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Those are pretty good numbers for the situation he was thrown into. And while he still won’t be able to participate in a full NFL offseason program (last year’s covid restrictions), he does look to be set up for a lot more success. You know, with the additions to the OL room and yeah, that Ja’Marr Chase guy he seems to like throwing to. 

Logan Vaughn

I write about Cincinnati sports in my free time.

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