Joe Burrow Expected to Be Back For Week 1: 'All Systems Go' For Start of 2021 Season

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CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow made it clear from the beginning that his goal was to be ready for the 2021 season opener following knee reconstruction surgery in December. 

He's on pace to accomplish that goal according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery in Los Angeles. 

"He's on track for full go for start of the season," ElAttrache told ESPN's Adam Schefter in a text. "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."

There are a few videos of Burrow throwing, but Bengals fans haven't seen much of him since he was carted off of Fed Ex Field in November. Despite that lack of video proof, his surgeon is confident he'll be ready for the start of the season.

"We are very happy with his recovery to say the least," ElAttrache said. "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."

This is great news for the Burrow, the Bengals and football fans across the country.

Read Schefter's entire article on Burrow here.

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