CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will undergo surgery this week to repair a left knee injury he sustained in Cincinnati's Week 11 loss to Washington.
The surgery will take place "in the middle of the week" according to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.
Burrow tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee. He also suffered damage to his PCL and meniscus, a league source told AllBengals.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles will perform the surgery according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The 23-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.
"Joe’s hanging in there," defensive end Sam Hubbard said on Monday. "He’s on his way out to the West Coast to get the surgery and start his path to recovery. Mentally, he’s staying up and my heart goes out to him as this surgery approaches and his recovery process begins.
"He’s just ready to get this process going and get healthy for next year. He’s about as positive and upbeat as you could be with the circumstances and the injury. He’s being strong and like I said, I’m thinking about him."
The Bengals selected Burrow with the No. 1 pick in April's NFL Draft.
Burrow's rookie campaign lasted 10 games. He completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
The Bengals went 2-7-1 with Burrow under center.
“He handled everything like a professional from day one.” Taylor said. “To be voted a captain just speaks to everything you need to know about the guy. The players have responded to him, the coaches have responded to him, the city has responded to him. He energizes this team.”
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