Quick Bit: Burrow will “miss some practice time”, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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Joe Burrow will have to wait just a little while longer to return to the gridiron.

The Bengals star was due to report back to Cincinnati’s training camp on Tuesday. However, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Burrow was missing in action.

The reason why? An ailing appendix.

Burrow is coming of a scintillating sophomore campaign. He threw for over 4,600 yards and 34 passing touchdowns, leading Cincy to its first Super Bowl appearance since 1989.

And although the Bengals came up just short against the Rams, Burrow was his typical composed self, completing 66.7% of his passes with one touchdown and no turnovers.

Burrow appears to be on the precipice of securing a gaudy contract extension, too, if Cincy team president and owner Mike Brown is to be believed.

“He’s everything you would wish for, especially for a quarterback in Cincinnati,” Brown said on Monday. “Our whole focus is going to be on keeping him here.”

MORE: When is Joe Burrow extension eligible?

So where is Joe Burrow? And how long will he be out? Sporting News has you covered.

Where is Joe Burrow?

Burrow is in recovery, to put it simply. According to Rapoport, the third-year QB is undergoing an operation to remove his appendix.

Burrow has appendicitis, a fairly common disease that can result in the appendix swelling, becoming infected and/or rupturing.

The procedure is fairly routine — a National Library of Medicine study noted that appendices were removed in nearly 10 percent of sample participants.

However, it will keep Burrow off the field for a little while longer.

How long will Joe Burrow be out? Appendix removal (appendectomy) recovery time

Burrow shouldn’t be out for too long, according to Rapoport. The former Heisman Trophy winner will miss some practice time in the immediate few days, but should be able to be back on the field sooner rather than later.

According to Kelsey Conway of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Burrow should be out for a week or so.

That should only be good news for Bengals fans.

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