Quarterback Joe Burrow, who’s been on the road to recovery after a calf injury, just dropped a bombshell on social media as his team gears up to take on the Cleveland Browns in less than two weeks.
After spending over a month on the sidelines due to the injury, Burrow, the former LSU standout and a key player in last year’s Super Bowl run, is back in action. Despite concerns that he might miss the start of the upcoming season, Burrow returned to practice on Wednesday and is all set to hit the ground running in Week 1.
The quarterback, who clearly has his sights set on another Super Bowl appearance, knows the importance of staying in the game. To mark his triumphant comeback, Burrow took to Instagram with a playful throwback picture. The snapshot shows him sporting a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey adorned with LeBron James’ name and number, a clever nod to his team’s upcoming matchup against the Browns on September 10.
Ja’Marr Chase praises Joe Burrow’s healing abilities and places high ups on him for the upcoming season
Teammate Ja’Marr Chase was equally surprised and thrilled by Burrow’s speedy return. The wide receiver revealed that he had no inkling that Joe would be back in practice until he saw him taking part in the team’s walkthrough session on Wednesday. Chase had initially advised Burrow to take it slow and not rush his return until at least Week 5. However, he was genuinely encouraged by what he witnessed during Burrow’s first training session back on the field since his injury.
“He looked good,” Chase stated, sharing his observations with ProFootballTalk. “I didn’t see hobbling. I didn’t see much. He doesn’t look like he’s having any problems. When Joe’s out there, it’s a little more dialed in. He’s stayed positive about the whole situation. It’s all about the health and how he feels. That’s the most important thing this year. We want to get him back, make sure he’s healthy, 100% healthy.”
As the Bengals prepare to kick off the 2023 season, all eyes are on Burrow as he makes his triumphant return to the gridiron. The anticipation is building, and fans can’t wait to see him back in action for what promises to be an electrifying showdown against the Browns.