Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery underwent surgery to repair an injury he apparently had during the entire 2017 NFL season.
No guts, no glory — that’s the old saying, right? Well if it’s true, one NFL star went above and above the call of duty this past season. Now, he has a shiny new Super Bowl ring to show for it. And his name is Alshon Jeffery.
The wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles underwent successful surgery on Wednesday morning, according to NFL insider Ian Rappaport, to repair a torn rotator cuff. Rapoport tweeted out the news that it was an injury he played with throughout the entire 2017 season.
For a wide receiver, a torn rotator cuff is a huge injury. But he played through it, and it paid off huge. He picked up an average of just over 18 yards per catch in the playoffs, and locked down a nice contract extension that will keep him in Philly through at least 2022. But it was worth it, as he helped the Eagles knock off Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
A report from the Philadelphia Daily News notes that Jeffery didn’t have any significant discomfort during the season or the playoffs, and didn’t miss a single game along the way. In fact, he played over 80% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps this past season. If he played hurt, you couldn’t tell from his production.
The question now is when will Jeffery be ready for action? He is expected to be ready for the 2018 regular season, but could be potentially ready for the preseason if all goes well. That is definitely a good sign for Eagles fans.
While the 2018 NFL season hasn’t been finalized yet, but the defending Super Bowl Champions typically kick off the new season. And by that theory, you can expect to see the Jeffery and the Eagles on September 6, which would be the Thursday night of opening weekend.