Every Bengals fan is waiting for updates on Joe Burrow’s recovery from reconstructive knee surgery. We received a pretty big piece of news on that front Monday.
In his first press conference in Paul Brown Stadium since his surgery, Burrow revealed he is planning to start throwing again in the middle of February, which is approximately 12 weeks out from his surgery.
Joe Burrow said he anticipates throwing in the middle of February, around 12 weeks after surgery.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) January 12, 2021
This is obviously an important milestone in Burrow’s recovery. The 24-year old mentioned that his knee is at about 15% right now, so any throwing he’ll do within the next month or so won’t be very extraneous. He also mentioned he’ll start to run again in that same phase of his recovery process.
Recovering from a torn ACL and MCL is obviously a long process, especially for a player that needs confidence in planting and applying pressure on their legs to throw and run as effectively as possible. Burrow said this was expected to be a 9-12 month process and that he’s on track to start in Week 1 of the 2021 season.
It is incredible to see Burrow approach this recovery with the same confidence that he approaches the game of football. Everything he says makes you want to run through a wall for this guy, and you can’t help but root for him. You better be sure that the Bengals won’t hesitate to put out another hype video whenever Burrow is throwing the ball around again.
It is just exciting hearing that everything is still going well on the road recovery for the Bengals’ franchise quarterback.