Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow will undergo surgery this week according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported on Tuesday morning that Burrow is having surgery to remove his appendix. He’ll miss some practice time, but he shouldn’t be out for long according to the report.

It’s never ideal for your star quarterback to have surgery in late July, but the good news is that this is a routine surgery. And as long as everything goes well, this shouldn’t have a major impact on Burrow.

The timeline for Burrow’s return is unclear.

The biggest concern for Burrow — when it comes to football — will be the missed practice time.

Of course, that won’t be a big issue, either. Burrow is completely consumed by football. He eats, sleeps, and breathes it.

Unlike Kyler Murray, Burrow doesn’t need a line in his contract that requires him to watch a certain amount of game film each week. Burrow is doing that anyway.

And I wouldn’t be surprised if Burrow has his iPad in the hospital so he can watch film while he recovers from the surgery. I wouldn’t even be surprised if he takes part in meetings virtually. That’s basically what we’ve come to expect from the former LSU star.

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