Evan Mathis Has “Clean Out” Surgery On His AnkleBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Offensive Line Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
The Eagles coaches consider their offensive line to be the strongest area of the football team, so any time anybody on the offensive line has to have surgery, it’s news. According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, Birds left guard Evan Mathis had surgery to “clean out” his left ankle.
Originally the Birds were looking to do surgery on Mathis’ ankle after the season since he injured it during the 2013 campaign, but when the time came to do it, they didn’t think it was necessary.
After the workouts began this off season, the left guard had some trouble with swelling and discomfort in the ankle, so they decided to take care of it now.
I’ve had the surgery myself and it isn’t a big deal. It will give Mathis more range of motion in his ankle because the doctor was removing bone chips and other materials that may have developed in his ankle after his injury last season.
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