JOE BURROW is expected to miss the lead up to the new NFL season after undergoing surgery.
The 25-year-old Cincinnati Bengals quarterback led his team to the Super Bowl last season.
Despite his best efforts at SoFi Stadium, Cincinnati went down 23-20 to the LA Rams.
Burrow now appears to be spending some time on the sidelines after going under the knife – to fix a ruptured appendix.
The No. 1 overall winner of 2020 is expected to miss a good chunk of practice time as the Bengals prepare for their opening game on Sept. 11.
He is reportedly unlikely to be in any danger of missing time in the regular season.
NFL Networks Ian Rapport reveals: “QB Joe Burrow is undergoing surgery to remove his appendix, a source said.
“He’ll miss some training time, but better now than later.
“Burrow came down with appendicitis and now he’s having his appendix removed.
“The timing… could be a lot worse.”
Burrow was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year last season after a stellar 2021 season.
The former LSU star threw for more than 4,500 yards and threw 34 touchdowns during the regular season.
He finished the season with a 108.3 passer rating and is expected to lead the Bengals in another postseason attack.
Cincinnati meets the Cardinals in their first preseason game on Aug. 12.
Their opening game in the NFL is on September 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL star Joe Burrow misses practice time after the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback underwent surgery to remove the appendix