Joe Burrow Provides Update, Chances Of Playing Week 1

New York, NY - December 14, 2019: Quarterback Joe Burrow of the LSU Tigers winner of the 85th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy poses with trophy at the Marriott Marquis Hotel

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Joe Burrow is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery he underwent on December 2, so there have been questions about whether the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback would be healthy enough to suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals season-opener.

Now, we are getting some answers.

Burrow spoke with Cris Collinsworth on a Pro Football Focus podcast to provide an update on his recovery and his plans for suiting up in Week 1 — and it’s good news for Bengals fans.

“I’m very optimistic about where I’m at and also where the team is at,” Burrow said. “Rehab is going very, very well and lifting is going very, very well. I’m in great shape. Legs feel good; knee feels good. There’s still a long way to go, but I’m expecting to be there on the first snap of 2021.

“I’m expecting to play Game 1. I expect to take part in practice. I’m feeling really good. I’m ahead of schedule.”

The Bengals will be hoping Burrow can return to top form.

During his rookie campaign, the former LSU star threw for 2,688 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games before suffering his season-ending injury.

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