As anticipated, Joe Burrow was placed on injured reserve on Saturday among a flurry of roster changes. Burrow was originally declared out of the Bengals‘ season, and head coach Zac Taylor dismissed any chance of a comeback should the club advance to the postseason.
On Monday, there came additional news. On Monday afternoon, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.
“The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery,” the Bengals announced in a statement. “Joe will return to Cincinnati this week to be with the team and begin the recovery and rehab process.”
Bengals announced that Joe Burrow underwent surgery today on his wrist. The organization said: “The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will return to Cincinnati this week to be with the team and begin the recovery and rehab process.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2023
In Cincinnati’s Week 11 loss to Baltimore, the 26-year-old sustained a ruptured ligament in his hand after appearing to injure it while completing a touchdown pass even though no one touched him during the play.
Burrow watched the Steelers’ Sunday defeat at Paycor Stadium. It appears that he intends to stay with the group for the ensuing six weeks. Burrow completed 68% of his passes for 2,309 yards, 15 touchdowns, and six interceptions throughout the season.
Burrow is anticipated to fully recuperate and be prepared for the 2024 campaign.