Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery on a knee injury suffered last month, the NFL franchise announced.

Burrow – the NFL’s number one draft pick – reportedly tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in Cincinnati’s 20-9 loss to the Washington Football Team on November 22.

The rookie QB was carted off after being hit low while throwing in the third quarter at FedExField.

“Joe Burrow underwent successful surgery yesterday [Wednesday],” the Bengals said in a statement on Thursday. “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 was producing strong numbers in his debut season with the Bengals in the NFL prior to the injury.

Through 10 games, Burrow completed 65.3 per cent of passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Burrow’s five interceptions are the least in the league alongside Andy Dalton of the Dallas Cowboys, with under-fire Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (15) recording the highest number.

The 23-yeard-old Burrow also rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries.