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Bengals QB Joe Burrow (ACL) said Tuesday that he hopes to be ready for Week 1 of the 2021 campaign. "That's been the goal for me from the beginning," he said. "They say it's a nine-to-12-month recovery, and the first game is exactly nine months from my injury. We are on pace to do it right now. There is obviously a long road ahead and there are opportunities for setbacks along the road, but as far as right now, it's looking as good as it could for where I am at in the rehab process." Burrow is scheduled to start throwing again in mid-February, 12 weeks after surgery. His recovery will be 1 of the more important fantasy storylines to track this offseason.

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Bengals QB Joe Burrow (throat) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s plus matchup vs. the Lions.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow (throat) put in a full practice on Wednesday. It's confirmation that he'll be ready for this weekend's game vs. the Lions. Burrow is a low-end QB1 in that plus matchup.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow was released from the hospital on Sunday night after suffering a throat contusion in the overtime loss to the Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Burrow should be absolutely fine," Rapoport adds. We'll keep an eye on him this week, but expect Burrow under center for Sunday's plum matchup vs. the Lions.

Geoff Hobson of the team website reports that Bengals QB Joe Burrow went to the hospital after Sunday's OT loss to the Packers to be examined for a possible throat contusion. Burrow did make it through the whole game. We'll pass along any updates on the QB's condition.

After a rough start to training camp, Bengals QB Joe Burrow has "been stacking one quality practice on top of another over the past 10 days," Sports Illustrated's James Rapien writes. Burrow went 11 of 15 with 3 TDs in team drills on Monday, per Rapien, and also scrambled for a pair of 1st downs. That last note is especially encouraging for a guy returning from a serious knee injury. Burrow isn't going to play this preseason, so these practice reports are all we'll get before Week 1. He's probably not a guy you'll want to trust in that opener vs. the Vikings -- but Burrow could certainly be an every-week QB1 by October.

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