CINCINNATI – Bengali quarterback Joe Burrow aired a 12-second video in late 2020 that was cause for optimism.
Burrow posted a short video on Twitter Friday showing him walking. It’s the first time Burrow has taken public steps since undergoing successful knee reconstructive surgery on Dec. 2.
The video was released four days after Cincinnati’s first loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2015.
“Good week for the Bengals,” Burrow wrote in the tweet that accompanied the video.
Good week for the Bengals pic.twitter.com/yaph1zscod
– Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) December 25, 2020
Burrow suffered an end-of-season knee injury in a loss in Washington on November 22. Burrow tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee and also suffered partial tears on his meniscus and posterior cruciate ligament, sources told ESPN. The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, who carried out similar proceedings with New York Giants that led back the defensive end of Saquon Barkley and San Francisco 49ers, Nick Bosa.
In an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter on the Adam Schefter Podcast on December 14, ElAttrache said Burrow is on track to return in time for the 2021 season.
Burrow was the top pick in the 2020 NFL draft after winning the Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff National Championship game at LSU. Burrow started 10 games in his rookie season, completing 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions.