Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is refusing to announce the date of his return for the team's star QB Joe Burrow.

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When asked about the likelihood of Burrow being back on the field at the press conference the following day, Taylor said: add:

I don't have a specific schedule. It's just us trying to provide him with some peace and quiet. I'm sure he'll return at any time you're willing.

The NFL world has taken to Twitter to express their opinions on this report. "Best of all wishes to him," another person said.

"So the player won't be playing in the preseason, so it's the same as last year." one fan wrote.

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Burrow who helped lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl appearance this past season had surgery to eliminate his appendix earlier this week.

It's generally about 2-4 weeks after an appendectomy. Joe Burrow won't be hit in practice, which means when he's ready, to practice, he'll be throwing.

It's safe to say that it's unlikely Burrow participates in a preseason match, but enough time is left to get ready for the season." NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport writes.

With the recent changes (or absence of) from Taylor it's looking increasingly unlikely that Burrow will be in the lineup for an early-season game later in the summer.

However the player should be well and fit for the matchup in Week 1 in the Steelers' opener Pittsburgh Steelers.