Saturday, February 1, 2014

Manti Te'o Has Foot Surgery

San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te'o had surgery on a broken foot he sustained in the beginning of the season.
Te'o missed the first three games of his rookie year and many thought the problem went away. A team spokesman said Tuesday that the linebacker had surgery earlier this month. The official spoke in response to an Instagram account that leaked a picture of the foot surgery last week and the spokesman said he could not confirm the account's authenticity. 
The social media page appears to be Te'o's. A picture of an X-ray of a right foot that shows a surgically repaired stress fracture of the third metatarsal was posted to the account, as well as a second photo, which has a right foot in a cast, resting in a hospital bed. 
"Surgery went well," read one caption. "Can't wait to heal up and get on my grind. #blessed." 
Another caption read, "Broke my foot at the beginning of the season and finally got it fixed. Thank you Heavenly Father for these doctors."
Te'o sustained a right foot injury in the Charger's exhibition opener against the Seattle Seahawks on August 8th. At the time, coach Mike McCoy said the injury was a sprain, declining to specify the exact nature of the injury. 
Te'o, a 2013 second-round draft pick, spent several weeks in a walking boot. After just nine preseason defensive snaps, he returned to the field on September 29th against the Dallas Cowboys. 
It's unclear how the injury limited Te'o during the season. He started in all 15 of the final games, including two in the postseason, making 71 tackles with four passes defended. He left the January 12th playoff game against the Denver Broncos with a concussion, sustained when a teammate collided with him. 
Reference: U-T San Diego
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