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Burrow: Appendix ruptured, prompting surgical procedure

Burrow: Appendix ruptured, prompting surgical procedure

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    • Beforehand a university soccer author for The Dallas Morning Information
    • College of North Texas graduate

CINCINNATI — What initially felt like discomfort for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow become a extra severe and urgent matter, he stated Wednesday.

In his first information convention since his appendectomy on July 26, Burrow stated his appendix ruptured, which prompted surgical procedure. The third-year participant will proceed his progress on Wednesday when he participates in crew drills at observe for the primary time because the process.

It is a part of the plan to get Burrow prepared for the beginning of the common season on Sept. 11.

Burrow stated he’s wanting so as to add weight and return his physique to its pre-surgery type forward of the crew’s Week 1 sport towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. He stated he’s not anticipating to play within the preseason. “I believe it will likely be OK,” Burrow stated. “We’ve got plan so far as vitamin and weight room and all that stuff. I really feel good proper now and simply going to maintain feeling higher.”

Info accessible on the time indicated that it was extra of a routine process. Nonetheless, that proved to not be the case as soon as Burrow was examined.

“It wasn’t regular appendicitis that you just hear about,” Burrow stated. “I did not actually really feel a lot. Simply getting checked out and had some discomfort so we thought we might get it checked out. Seems I had it. So we needed to get it fastened.”

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Whereas Burrow was on the mend, he watched practices from a medical cart. Though he could not take part, Burrow stated he needed to be together with his teammates so he may mentally get again into the swing of issues with the defending AFC champions.

“You are in a hospital for nevertheless many days and also you begin to really feel like a sick particular person,” Burrow stated. “So that you wish to get again out with the fellows and really feel wholesome once more.”

He declined to disclose how a lot weight he misplaced due to the surgical procedure. Burrow stated medical doctors permitted him to begin tossing footballs two weeks after the process.

On Sunday, he ramped issues up together with his first official observe. He participated in particular person drills and took the entire throwing reps throughout a 7-on-7 drill, an audible that indicated how good he was feeling. Burrow stated that he lacked the popular velocity on his throws, a facet impact of the surgical procedure.

“After they lower into you and do all that stuff your core goes to lose some muscle and a few energy simply getting that again,” Burrow stated.

This marks the most recent preseason abnormality for Burrow since he entered the NFL. In 2020, his rookie preseason was upended by COVID-19 and featured no video games. Final yr, Burrow performed one collection within the preseason finale following main knee surgical procedure that ended his rookie season.

“I might prefer to have a traditional offseason in some unspecified time in the future,” Burrow stated. “That might be nice. Going into the season feeling pretty much as good as I can, however that hasn’t been the truth for 3 years. Profit from what you bought.

“We’ll strive once more subsequent yr.”

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