Burrow will not get surgery after Super Bowl knee injury
The Bengals may have lost the Super Bowl last Sunday, but there is good news out of Cincinnati. Joe Burrow will not need surgery on his injured right knee.
Joe Burrow will not require surgery on the right knee injury he sustained in the Cincinnati Bengals' Super Bowl LVI defeat to the Los Angeles Rams.
Burrow "feeling good" after Super Bowl injury
Burrow endured a punishing second half behind the Bengals' below-par offensive line in Sunday's 23-20 defeat to the Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Bengals quarterback finished with seven sacks, tying Roger Staubach's Super Bowl X record.
One hit saw Burrow hobble away, appearing to be in real pain with his knee.
Although Burrow later said the issue "feels good", head coach Zac Taylor – speaking on Wednesday as his Bengals contract was extended – recommended a period of rest for the former first overall pick.
Cincy's QB1 battled back from knee injury last year
It was an MCL sprain but not a new issue, Taylor revealed, with Burrow having merely aggravated an injury sustained against the Los Angeles Chargers in the regular season.
"Joe had the sprained MCL and that's really an aggravation of something he did in late December," Taylor said. "Rest is the best thing for him."
Burrow also injured his finger in December, with Taylor quizzed on the possibility of surgery for that ailment, too.
"Not to my understanding, no," the coach said.
Burrow was ruled out in Week 11 of the 2020 season, his rookie year, due to ACL and MCL tears in his left knee.