Invited to speak for the first time since his operation, Joe Burrow mentioned that he had suffered a rupture of his appendix on July 26. He also revealed that the situation was gradual, starting with simple discomfort to very sharp pain.
The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, entering his third season in the NFL, continues his progression toward a full return to team activities. On Wednesday, he took part in some training camp exercises for the first time. The plan would still be for Burrow to start the regular season on September 11.
Burrow said he hopes to gain some weight by the team’s opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers to return to the physical form he had before going for the knife. He should therefore not play a pre-season match and that does not seem to bother the main interested party: “I think I will be correct. We have a good plan for me. I feel good right now and I’m getting better every day,” Burrow said at a press conference.
The 25-year-old quarterback hasn’t gone unnoticed on the team’s medical cart since the start of training camp. Although he couldn’t take part in drills, Burrow wanted to be there with his teammates to mentally prepare for next season.
“I was in the hospital for several days and I was starting to feel like a sick person. Getting back on the pitch as soon as possible with my teammates was important to me. »
Burrow declined in a press briefing to reveal the number of pounds he lost as a result of his surgery. However, he revealed that the doctors allowed him to touch a soccer ball just two weeks after the surgery.
Now back in training, Burrow said he feels fine, but he says his shots are a little lacking in velocity, which he says is an effect of the surgery.