LSU Football: Joe Burrow to receive some injury help from NFL legend

Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is already working his way back from an ACL tear.

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow was cruising his way to rookie of the year honors this season.

And then the nightmare happened.

Burrow took a sack in the Cincinnati Bengals’ loss to the Washington Football Team earlier this month and it resulted in the end of his rookie season.

The former Tigers standout tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee, as well as suffering other structural damage.

Joe Burrow could be getting some help from an NFL legend

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Burrow is already working his tail off in his injury recovery.

The former Heisman Trophy winner is known for his incredible work ethic. In fact, he already has a reputation in the NFL for being one of the hardest working quarterbacks in the league (which is incredible for a rookie).

But just because Burrow has a great work ethic, doesn’t mean he can’t use some advice from folks who have been in his shoes before.

Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson, who is still playing in the NFL at age 35, told TMZ this week that he plans to offer Burrow some advice in his recovery.

If there’s anyone Burrow should take advice from, it’s Peterson.

The former Oklahoma Sooners standout tore his ACL on Christmas Even in 2011. Because he suffered the injury so late in the season, the assumption was that Peterson wouldn’t be ready for the start of the 2012 season.

Peterson, however, worked extremely hard to return from his torn ACL in time for the 2012 season. He returned in time for week one, just eight months after his injury, and went on to be named the NFL MVP that season.

Next. Coach O throws some shade. dark

I think it’s safe to say that Peterson knows a thing or two about recovering from an injury. And I think it would be wise for Burrow to listen to what Peterson has to say.