Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws during organized team activities practice, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

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Report: Joe Burrow having appendix removed

Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow is having surgery to remove his appendix, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

It’s unclear how much time Burrow will miss. The Bengals open training camp on Wednesday.

The 2021 NFL Comeback Player of the Year completed a league-best 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season.

Burrow, 25, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after suffering an injury in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals QB Joe Burrow won’t need surgery for MCL sprain

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will not require surgery for the MCL sprain sustained in Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI defeat, coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday.

Burrow was limping noticeably after being sacked for the seventh time with 11:38 left in the fourth quarter of the 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif.

“Joe had the sprained MCL, and that’s really a re-aggravation of something he did back in December,” Taylor said. “But he’s a tough guy, he played through it. Rest is going to be the best thing for him. So that part’s encouraging. So, again, he’s going to get some much-needed rest here these next couple of weeks and expect him to come back fully healthy.”

Taylor also said Burrow won’t need surgery for the pinky finger he dislocated late in the season.

Burrow, 25, completed 22 of 33 passes for 263 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions against the Rams.

The 2021 NFL Comeback Player of the Year completed a league-best 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during the regular season.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is slow to his feet after being sacked in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. The Rams came back in the final minutes of the game to win 23-20 on their home field.

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Report: Bengals’ Joe Burrow won’t need surgery on knee

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sustained a knee injury during Super Bowl LVI that won’t require surgery, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

It will require rehabilitation, per the report, however it’s not expected to negatively impact his offseason.

It’s unclear when Burrow sustained the injury, although his leg got caught underneath the pile on one of the seven sacks the Los Angeles Rams recorded during Sunday’s game. Burrow let out a yell on the play during the fourth quarter. He limped to the sideline but remained in the game.

He finished with 263 yards passing and a touchdown for the Bengals, who dropped a 23-20 decision to the Rams.

Burrow, 25, completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 games this past season. He was sacked 70 times during the regular season and postseason.

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Jan 22, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) against the Tennessee Titans during the second half during a AFC Divisional playoff football game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) on injury report, practices

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is back on the injury report with a knee issue but was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Wide receiver Tee Higgins (thumb) was also a full participant despite being included on the injury list.

Rookie edge rusher Cam Sample (groin) did not practice. Nine-game starting defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) was limited. Reserve wide receiver Stanley Morgan (hamstring) was also limited.

Tupou started against the Tennessee Titans in last week’s AFC divisional game. He played just five snaps before getting injured. He played in all 17 games for the Bengals, starting nine.

The Bengals will play Kansas City on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

Burrow was not on the injury report last week, ahead of the Bengals-Titans game. He completed 75.7 percent of his passes and threw for 348 yards with an interception against the Titans, but was sacked nine times.

Burrow said Wednesday the team is working on non-verbal communication, given how loud he expects Arrowhead Stadium to be.

“In the SEC, every single week it seems like every stadium is really loud, there’s hundreds of thousands of people,” Burrow said. “This one is going to be similar. We expect it to be really loud, we’re talking about it throughout the week. We’re going to have to be great with our communication, our non-verbal communication, just like every week on the road.”

Speaking of communication, Burrow said he lost head coach Zac Taylor last Sunday due to a problem with his headset. The sophomore sensation was forced to call his own plays until his headset functioned again.

“Zac always jokes don’t pretend like the headset goes out so you can call your own plays,” Burrow said. “All of them worked — that was fun.”

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Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates the win after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals QB Joe Burrow to rest sore knee in season finale

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will sit out Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns with a sore right knee but gave assurances he will be on the field when the playoffs begin later this month.

Burrow twisted his knee late in Sunday’s 34-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs as the Bengals clinched the AFC North title.

The second-year QB has been on fire of late. Burrow has combined for 971 yards passing over his last two games with eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He has 4,611 passing yards this season to shatter the Bengals’ franchise record.

When asked if his knee could keep him out of the playoffs, Burrow said, “that wouldn’t be a factor.”

“My knee is — I mean, it’s sore, but it’s not bad,” Burrow said. “I could play if I needed to.”

Veteran backup Brandon Allen, who is 2-6 as a starter with the Bengals and Denver Broncos, is expected to start.

The Bengals also will be without running back Joe Mixon, who tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

Cincinnati placed five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday: safety Vonn Bell, linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

Mixon ranks second in the NFL with a career-high 1,205 rushing yards and is fourth with 13 rushing touchdowns.

The Bengals have reached the playoffs for the first time since 2015. They haven’t won a playoff game since a 41-14 wild-card victory over the Houston Oilers in 1990.

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Nov 21, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) and Brandon Allen (8) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals put backup QB Brandon Allen on COVID list

The Cincinnati Bengals are on high alert after placing backup quarterback Brandon Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

All eyes are now on starter Joe Burrow for the AFC North-leading Bengals.

The Bengals also put cornerback Darius Phillips on the COVID list. Phillips (shoulder) is on injured reserve.

The Bengals (9-6) control their own destiny with two games remaining — this week against the Kansas City Chiefs and Week 18 at Cleveland. The Bengals hold a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AFC North.

Allen, 29, has appeared in four games this season and has one touchdown pass. The Bengals carry just two QBs on the active roster. Jake Browning is on the practice squad.

Burrow is having a monster second season, completing an NFL-best 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,165 yards. He has 30 touchdowns against 14 interceptions, tied for the most in the league.

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