Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery on Wednesday after suffering a torn ACL, MCL and additional ligament damage in his left knee.

The team released a statement Thursday afternoon stating the No. 1 overall pick is ready to begin rehabbing:

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“Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery yesterday,” the team announced, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return.”

Burrow suffered the injury after taking a rough hit during the Bengals' Week 11 matchup with the Washington Football Team. The former LSU star was eventually carted off the field, with players from both teams coming over to offer support prior to his exiting the gridiron.

Knee injuries such as this typically take up to a year to fully heal. That timeline would suggest Burrow could miss over half the 2021 season. However, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said the team expects Burrow will be ready in time.

The injury was an unfortunate end to an otherwise promising start to Burrow's NFL career.

Burrow finished his rookie season with a 65.3 completion percentage. He threw for 2,688 yards and 13 touchdowns against five interceptions while also rushing for 142 yards and three scores.

Although Cincinnati went just 2-7-1 in Burrow's 10 starts, he consistently showed glimpses of what the offense could look like in the future. Not to mention, he managed to have success throwing behind one of the worst offensive lines in football.

Burrow has a long road to recovery, but Bengals fans will await his return with great anticipation.