Posted 5/18/2021 6:13 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) is 'all systems go' for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 2.
'He's on track for full go for the start of the season. He's doing all the work. He's worked his tail off and been an amazingly mature participant in his recovery. He's focused and great to work with. ... We are very happy with his recovery to say the least. Notwithstanding the nature of his injury and extent of his reconstruction, his knee is performing perfectly. We just had him tested out here with a high-tech video and biomechanical evaluation and he was ahead of where we anticipated and well into the return to performance phase of his recovery. With him already performing this way, it's 'all systems go' for the start of the season,' ElAttrache told ESPN's Adam's Schefter via text Tuesday, May 18.
Huddle Up: Although the expectation should be that the Bengals will take it easy on Burrow during the preseason, it sounds as though fantasy owners can proceed as if he will be ready to go once the games start counting. Especially following the addition of Ja'Marr Chase, Burrow should be considered a top-10 fantasy quarterback with top-five upside.