Report: Surgery to sideline Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow at start of training camp

CINCINNATI — As NFL training camps get underway across the league, one of the stars of the defending AFC champions will miss some time.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is having surgery to remove his appendix, according to a report NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reports Burrow is expected to miss some practice time but the timing of the procedure was described as “better now than later,” according to the report.

Veterans for all of the league’s teams will report to training camp by the end of the day with practices set to start.

Burrow led the Bengals last year to the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1989. The Bengals fell in Super Bowl LVI to the Los Angeles Rams 23-20.

Last year was Burrow’s first season after an injury-shorted rookie year in 2020. Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury during a game against the Washington Commanders.