It has been over a month since the Cincinnati Bengals lost their franchise quarterback to a season-ending wrist injury, and we finally have more details on his surgery and who performed it.
After leaving the game in the November loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals would announce the next day that Burrow’s season was over.
Sources told Cincinnati.com that the procedure was done in Pennsylvania by Dr. Thomas Graham. Thomas is the Physician in Chief of the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. Graham has ties to Cincinnati, as he earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati.
Perhaps the most important detail in the new report is recovery time. With no timeline reported until now, some fans were wondering if the injury could trickle over in to next season, but it appears that won’t be the case.
The ligament Burrow damaged is important for wrist stabilization and it has been reported that the recovery time is between four and six months. With that news, it would appear Burrow will be ready for the 2024 season.
Burrow’s surgery took place on November 27th, so with a four to six-month recovery timeline, Burrow should be set for training camp in July so long as there are no setbacks.
Burrow has, unfortunately, never had a full, normal training camp in his NFL career. He came into the league in 2020 with strict COVID protocols, spent the 2021 offseason recovering from a torn ACL and MCL, dealt with an appendectomy in July of 2022, and suffered a calf strain this past July.
Burrow is involved with his teammates throughout the week and on game day, so here’s to hoping he can participate in full in the Bengals’ 2024 training camp when it begins.