It’s been almost a month since quarterback Joe Burrow gave the Cincinnati Bengals a critical scare.
Burrow required a cart to get off the observe subject on July 27 after straining his calf and has not practiced because the damage.
It’s the third straight coaching camp that Burrow has not been absolutely wholesome, with the first-overall choose of the 2020 NFL Draft recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in 2021 and struggling a ruptured appendix final coaching camp.
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Bengals head coach Zac Taylor supplied an replace on Burrow Monday, saying his QB appears to be like pretty much as good bodily as he ever has at this level of the 12 months.
“This one is within the calf. He appears to be like nice.” Taylor informed reporters at his Monday press convention. “Bodily, simply strolling round, he appears to be like most likely pretty much as good as he’s ever checked out this level.”
It’s the newest optimistic replace for Bengals followers as Burrow was seen working and throwing on the sector earlier than Cincinnati’s first preseason sport towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Aug. 11.
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Cincinnati offensive coordinator Brian Callahan informed reporters Sunday he wasn’t nervous about Burrow getting again right into a rhythm as soon as he returns.
“Every thing to my eye looks like he’s progressing the way in which he’s presupposed to,” Callahan stated when requested about Burrow’s development. “I do not see him loads doing issues. I see him most likely as a lot as you guys do. So, I do not go watch his rehab or something like that, however I be ok with every little thing I’ve heard and seen to this point.”
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“Fairly rapidly I believe. He’s nonetheless capable of throw to some extent,” Callahan stated. “So, I don’t assume that half goes to be all that troublesome for him. It is going to take a few days simply to get again right into a rhythm with the receivers however these guys have performed a lot soccer collectively, that doesn’t concern me a lot. And he’s not making an attempt to place weight on like he was final 12 months.”
The Bengals play their closing preseason sport on Aug. 26 towards the Washington Commanders and open the common season towards the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 10.