Burrow's knee surgery was 'successful,' team says; 'expected to make a complete recovery'

Bengals Football
Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 20:21:28-05

CINCINNATI — The Bengals expect rookie quarterback Joe Burrow to make a "complete recovery" after a "successful" knee surgery Tuesday, a team official announced Wednesday afternoon.

"Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery yesterday," a team spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "The procedure went as well as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return."

Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury during the Bengals' Nov. 22 game against the Washington Football Team. While team officials have not elaborated directly on the nature of his injuries, multiple reports the day following the game indicated the first-round draft pick tore his ACL and MCL, as well as other injuries to his left knee.

In the days following the injury, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was optimistic but did not say when precisely Burrow would be ready to hit the field next year.

"I'm expecting him to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2021 season," Taylor said during a Nov. 23 news conference. "I've said what I said, and that's really all I have for you."

Shortly following the play that ended his rookie season, Burrow expressed his own optimism in a tweet:

The team did not elaborate any further on Burrow's recovery Thursday afternoon.