Cincinnati Bengals‘ quarterback Joe Burrow, who suffered a calf injury during practice on July 28, seems to be making significant strides towards his return to the field.
Although head coach Zac Taylor initially indicated that Burrow would be sidelined for several weeks, recent developments suggest a more promising recovery process.
Multiple reporters present at Paycor Stadium on Friday afternoon, where the Bengals were set to face off against the Green Bay Packers, captured footage of Burrow engaging in active workouts.
The quarterback underwent a productive throwing session and was observed running along the sidelines with no discernible signs of a limp or discomfort. Notably, Burrow was without the lower leg sleeve that he had been wearing since the injury occurred.
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Burrow was reportedly throwing 50-yard deep balls down the field.
While the original timeline for his return might suggest a slightly longer absence from play, there appears to be a growing optimism that Burrow will be back in action sooner than anticipated.
The lack of visible difficulty during his workout bodes well for his recovery progress. At this point, the only potential hurdle for his return seems to be the pending contract extension.