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Joe Burrow confirms he’s ahead of recovery schedule

More good news on the Burrow injury front.

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So, maybe this exposed-leg strut was intentional.

On the day that Joe Burrow returned to Cincinnati and continue rehabbing his left knee back to 100%, the Bengals’ quarterback was a guest on Fox Sports’ watch party leading up to Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Per ESPN’s Ben Baby, Burrow said that his left knee “looks like it’s about 10 to 12 weeks out of surgery.”

Burrow’s surgery was only 40 days prior to Monday, so based on his doctor’s estimations, Burrow is about a month ahead of schedule with his knee recovery.

Last week, Burrow told Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd that he expects to start the 2021 season on time and might even participate in training camp. Burrow also said as much on Monday, per Cincy Jungle alumna and ThePostGame’s Rebecca Toback.

This is just the second time we’ve heard Burrow talk about the recovery process, the first being his conversation with Cowherd.

Burrow has given Bengals fans a lot of hope by claiming he will be able to start his second season on time. Considering that he’s about one month ahead of what was said to be a nine-month process, it’s nice to know that it’s now entirely realistic to expect it.