No 1 pick Joe Burrow could miss up to 12 months after tearing ACL and MCL

  • Bengals quarterback has torn ACL and MCL in left knee
  • Injury usually takes between nine and 12 months to heal

Joe Burrow, the No 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, according to reports.

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback was carted off the field during Sunday’s defeat to Washington, and ESPN reported on Monday that he has torn his ACL and MCL as well as suffering other structural damage to his left knee. Such injuries usually take between nine and 12 months to heal, meaning the 23-year-old may well miss the start of next season. At a press conference on Monday, Bengals head coach said he expected his quarterback to make a full recovery and to return at some point in the 2021 season. “He’s an expert in missing an offseason and playing effectively,” Taylor added.

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Source: theguardian