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Joe Burrow's Latest Injury Update: Concerns Rise After Wrist Surgery


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Vince Carbonneau
May 17, 2024  (10:09)
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Joe Burrow's Recovery: Concerns Emerge After Wrist Surgery

Joe Burrow ended the previous season on injured reserve, necessitating wrist surgery. Now cleared to throw again, the Cincinnati Bengals' star quarterback faces a cautious path forward, especially when his right wrist shows signs of discomfort.
The Bengals' community received alarming news about their leading quarterback's wrist surgery. On "The Pat McAfee Show," ex-NFL player Darius Butler shared troubling insights into Burrow's recovery prospects. Having undergone a similar surgery, Butler revealed a significant loss in wrist mobility, stating, "It's gonna be interesting to see how Joe Burrow handles impacts post-surgery. I lost at least 50% of the mobility in that wrist."
Such revelations raise concerns about Burrow's ability to return to peak form. Any reduction in wrist mobility could seriously impact his throwing precision and overall effectiveness on the field.
Burrow's injury was particularly severe—a ruptured wrist ligament on his throwing hand—which limited him to just ten games last season. This injury is critical given its location and its potential to affect his career longevity and performance.
Despite his absence, the Bengals managed a 9-8 record in 2023, finishing last in the AFC North. However, with Burrow's potential return, they are again hopeful for a Super Bowl run.
ESPN reports that while Burrow has been cleared for non-contact activities, he remains in the rehabilitation phase. His participation in training camp in July does not appear to be in jeopardy, suggesting that if he remains healthy, the Bengals could be serious contenders.
Interestingly, Burrow is one of the few quarterbacks who has consistently succeeded against the Chiefs in the Patrick Mahomes era, underscoring his importance to the team's success.
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