Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow supposedly suffered a critical, yet generally normal injury on Sunday against the Washington Football Team.
Early in the second from last quarter, Burrow dropped back to pass and endured a shot to his knee after he tossed the ball. Burrow tore his ACL, as indicated by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Bengals would not affirm the NFL Network report of a torn ACL and Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor is required to give an update Monday on Burrow’s status.
Mercy Health, whose Dr. Marc T. Galloway is the team’s doctor, given the following statement through Nanette Bentley, representative for Bon Secours Mercy Health: “Due to health privacy laws, we are unable to comment.”
On the off chance that Burrow tore his ACL, Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek revealed to The Enquirer there’s a sensible desire that Burrow should return nine to a year, which goes from late August to late November, 2021.
“At the quarterback position, they recover extremely well in a very predictable way,” said Kremchek, who has also consulted for NFL, college football and high school players at Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “There’s a lot of optimism that he could come back 100% as long as he’s got the right treatment at the right time and we don’t rush him.”
At the point when Kremchek saw the play, he said he realized Burrow had a “devastating” injury. Kremchek saw Burrow’s left foot plant before he got hit, and afterward he saw Burrow’s knee get pushed “severely inward.”
He said a few different quarterbacks, including Tom Brady, have had a comparable injury and gotten back to play at a high level.
“That’s the type of injury where the knee takes all of the stress,” Kremchek said. “It’s a horrible way to get hit, so there’s no question he had significant ligament damage.”
Kremchek said Burrow’s knee probably began growing inside 20 minutes after the stun wore off. Subsequent to going to the storage space, it’s typical for a player to get a MRI to guarantee there’s no other basic harm to the leg.
For Burrow, Kremchek said expected zones of concern incorporate the integrity of his ACL and MCL as well as his meniscus and his kneecap.
“If the ACL is torn, definitely the MCL was torn with it,” Kremchek said. “It’s not just going to be an isolated ACL. There are other injuries inside of the knee. To just say that it’s an ACL injury is probably underestimating it.”
Kremchek said Burrow will probably have a medical procedure once the expanding in his knee settles down. Burrow’s next four stages will be “regaining motion, function, strength and big function.”
Kremchek said Burrow will probably take a month and a half to recover movement in his knee. From that point forward, Burrow will experience around four months of solidarity preparing, trailed by four months of useful preparing intended to get Burrow to get back onto the football field.
The final step is sport-specific and position-specific training.
“You hope you can watch how he runs through training camp and hope that he can progress through training camp,” Kremchek said. “Then you hope Burrow can be close to being somewhat close to playing at the beginning of next year.”