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.
MRI revealed more damage than anticipated: Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow tore his ACL, MCL, and suffered other structural issues in his knee as well, per @Ben_Baby and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2020
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.