Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says he’ll ‘feel great’ for season opener against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says he’ll ‘feel great’ for season opener against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is ‘improving exponentially’ and says he will ‘feel great’ for season opener against AFC North rivals Pittsburgh

  • Joe Burrow revealed that he will be ready for the Bengals’ first game on September 11
  • Burrow had appendix surgery 22 days ago and week 1 is only 25 days away
  • The former LSU star is looking to return to pre-surgery weight and strength.

Joe Burrow faced the media for the first time since an appendectomy on July 26, and he will be back for the season opener.

The third-year star said he’s looking to add more weight and return to his previous measurables before the Bengals’ opener against Pittsburgh on Sept. 11.

“I’m getting exponentially better every day,” Burrow told reporters Wednesday.

Joe Burrow says it will be 'great' once the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town on 9/11

Joe Burrow says it will be ‘great’ once the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town on 9/11

“Every day I’m in the weight room, every day I’m on the field I feel stronger and stronger, so for Game 1 I’m going to feel great.”

‘We have a good plan in terms of nutrition and weight room and all that. I feel good right now and will continue to feel better.

Burrow doesn’t expect to play in Cincinnati’s preseason games; he also didn’t play in last year’s iteration.

Burrow has attracted a legion of fans thanks to his personality and the team's run to the Super Bowl.

Burrow has attracted a legion of fans thanks to his personality and the team’s run to the Super Bowl.

Although the initial idea suggested that it was a run-of-the-mill operation, things got more complicated.

“It wasn’t a normal appendicitis from what you heard,” Burrow admitted. ‘I really didn’t feel much.

‘I was just being checked out and had some discomfort, so we thought we’d have him checked out. Turns out he had it. So we had to fix it.

Before rejoining practice, Burrow was seen driving a medical cart around the team facility.

Before rejoining practice, Burrow was seen driving a medical cart around the team facility.

Burrow began participating in training camp on Sunday, throwing passes in 7-on-7 drills and was set to participate in 11-on-11 drills on Wednesday.

Despite the interrupted preseason, not unlike last year, Burrow isn’t phased, with the ultra-calm quarterback ready to rely on past experience.

“I think my whole career has bounced back from bumps and adversity,” he said. I don’t know anything else. It’s another bump in the road.

Burrow transcended sports and fashion with his outfit ahead of the AFC Championship Game

Burrow transcended sports and fashion with his outfit ahead of the AFC Championship Game

Head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that the Bengals’ remaining practices will be honed to prepare Burrow for 9/11.

“Trust me, we’ve checked every practice, and he and I have had conversations about how many opportunities we have left to make sure we check all the boxes before we go into Week 1,” Taylor said.

“And we feel very confident that we’ll be able to do that and be ready for that game.”

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