Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow after ruptured appendix: The plan for his comeback

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow hasn’t had any luck with the offseason so far. This time, a ruptured appendix interfered with his preparation. But it should still be enough for the start of the season.

Munich – Joe Burrow has one wish: to finally experience a normal offseason. With preseason games and everything that goes with it. But even before his third season, not everything goes according to plan.

This time it was a ruptured appendix that he had to go under the knife for and that bothered him. At first, there had been talk of a “normal” appendectomy.

“I didn’t really feel much. I just went for a check-up and had some discomfort, so we thought we’d get it checked out. It turned out I had it,” he said. And then it had to be done quickly.

Comeback in season opener against Steelers

The procedure was performed on July 26, and the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback is now able to participate in team drills again, with basically nothing standing in the way of him playing in the season opener on September 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Burrow won’t be used in the preseason, however, as he still needs to build muscle mass before the season kickoff. “When they cut into you and do all those things, your torso loses some muscle and strength,” Burrow said.

They have a good plan as far as nutrition, the weight room and all those things, the 2020 No. 1 pick said. “I feel good right now and I’m going to keep improving. “

Wish for normal offseason

Backs or abnormalities are a pain in the preseason, but Burrow doesn’t know any different. In 2020, there were no preseason games at all because of Corona and strict rules to boot; in 2021, he was working on his comeback after tearing his ACL in his first season.

“I’d love to have a normal offseason at some point,” Burrow said. “That would be great. Going into the season feeling as good as I can, but that hasn’t been the reality for three years. Make the most of what you have: We’ll try again next year. “

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