All signs point to Joe Burrow’s comeback nearing completion.
Training camp for the Bengals begins this week, and the team recently announced which players will start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform and Non-Football Injury lists.
Burrow wasn’t listed on either, and per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he’ll be on the field and healthy for the start of camp.
#Bengals QB Joe Burrow will be on the field, healthy, when training camp begins. He’s not on the PUP/NFI list the team just announced and there are no plans for Burrow to be on it. After an ACL tear in 2020, a significant development for Cincy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2021
This doesn’t come as a huge surprise by any means, but it is nonetheless impressive for Burrow to be at this point only eight months removed from his left knee being torn apart.
Burrow was a damn near full participant during the team’s OTA program back in May and June. He wasn’t 100% cleared for everything at the time, but he was healthy enough to be able to work on the field. He claimed he was at “85%” during those practices.
It’ll be interesting to see how much closer to 100% Burrow is at the start of camp. This news certainly indicates he’s at least on the verge of being fully cleared.