With the season slowly creeping up, Bengals fans are hoping for an update on Joe Burrow’s injury.
The Cincinnati Bengals football player was spotted carted off the field on July 27, 2023. Just the Wednesday before his injury, he told reporters, “Knock on wood. I feel great,” Burrow said on Wednesday. “This time last year I was sitting in a hospital bed. It’s good to be out there with the guys. Excited about where we’re at.” The player might have bad luck when it comes to the start of the season, but wishing him a speedy recovery. Since his injury, fans are hoping that he’ll be able to play Week 1 when the season starts.
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So is Joe Burrow ready to play week 1 with his injury? Read more to find out.
Will Joe Burrow play Week 1 with his injury?
Is Joe Burrow playing in week 1? Yes, Joe Burrow is aiming to play against the Cleveland Browns on September 10, 2023. The quarterback spoke in a press conference about his confidence for the rest of the season and his whole career. He said that he’s still taking it day by day but, “I’m ready to go. I’m expecting to play.”
Coach Zac Taylor echoed the same sentiments. “He looks good,” Taylor said. “I think it’s wise to take it day to day right now.” In fact, talk about the injury isn’t on their minds in their conversations with each other every day. “We talk way more about Cleveland than we talk about any of this,” Taylor said. “I think it’s on (the media’s) minds. But for us, it’s focusing on the game plan. Those are 99.9% of our conversations.”
As for his looming contracting coming up, Burrow told reporters, “This is where I wanna be my whole career, we’re working towards making this happen. You’ve seen what the Front Office and what Zac has done in their time here and I’m a small part of that and I’m excited to be a part of that. We have great people in the locker room who grind every day and that are excited to showcase their talents, excited to do it in the city of Cincinnati you know, we have the best fans. So this is where I wanna be.”
On July 27, 2023, Joe Burrow was running across the field and suddenly started hopping on one leg. He then rolled onto the ground. Medical staff examined the leg and Burrow was swiftly taken away from the field on a cart.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor addressed his player’s injuries in a press conference. “I think a lot of guys after the first day have some soreness,” he told reporters, per Fox 19 Now in Cincinnati. “He was just scrambling. This is football. Guys go down with an injury. This could be a day thing, who knows? There’s a lot of guys that had soreness today that had their reps cut down a little bit. That’s just part of football in training camp.”
Ja’marr Chase told reporters that he isn’t so concerned about his teammate’s injury. “We always give each other that nod,” Chase told The Athletic. “He gave me a nod he’s all right. He’s a strong dude.”
Before the start of training, Joe Burrow addressed his bad luck at the start of each season and explained his excitement for training. “I know I’m going to be able to get a lot more out of this training camp than I have the last couple, as long as stay healthy, which like I said, ‘knock on wood.’ Nothing’s happened yet,” Burrow said, per the team’s official website. “The more reps you get at the position, the more game speed reps, the better you’re going to be when it comes Week 1. I’ve grinded all offseason and I’m in a great spot physically and mentally. So, I’m ready to attack this training camp with intensity and shoot for perfection. That’s what I’m excited about.”
From Bulldog to Bengal is the remarkable story of Joe Burrow, a small-town boy whose hard work, stoic nature and mental tenacity have taken him to the top of the football mountain. Burrow has ascended to the peak, but not without challenges. His story includes doubters and recruiting snubs. It includes waiting for a turn that would never come at Ohio State. It includes placing a bet on himself and transferring to LSU. It includes a devastating injury and the toughest test of his life. Ultimately, this is a story about staying grounded. Burrow has made it to the top of the mountain by keeping his head out of the clouds and feet firmly planted in Southeastern Ohio soil. From shining a light on food insecurity during his Heisman speech to wearing clothing and cleats designed by hometown kids, Burrow has never forgotten his roots and those who have helped him along the way. This book is a celebration of Joe Burrow’s first twenty-five years. And you’re invited to the party.
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