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Joe Burrow has torn ACL, MCL and other structural damage

Joe Burrow’s injury is worse than initially feared.

Cincinnati Bengals v Washington Football Team Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will miss the rest of the 2020 season due to a left knee injury suffered Sunday vs. Washington.

Initially, the team determined that Burrow suffered a torn ACL, which typically comes with a 6-8 month recovery window.

However, Adam Schefter and Ben Baby just reported that Burrow also suffered a torn MCL and other structural damage, which will likely prolong the recovery process.

Without knowing the extent of the other structural issues, it’s hard to know exactly what the timeframe for Burrow’s recovery will be. But at the very least, he’ll miss the rest of the 2020 season and likely much of the 2021 offseason workouts.

With training camp starting in late July, Burrow has about eight months between now and the start of camp. We’ll likely get a more exact timeframe once Burrow has surgery on the injured knee.

In the meantime, Ryan Finley and Brandon Allen are the Bengals’ lone quarterbacks, so don’t be surprised if they add another body soon.

And with Burrow potentially in danger of missing the start of next season, don’t be surprised if the Bengals put more effort into upgrading the backup quarterback situation this coming offseason, whether it be in free agency or the 2021 NFL Draft.