It has been over a week now since the Pittsburgh Steelers placed second-year tackle Marcus Gilbert on injured reserve with an ankle injury and head coach Mike Tomlin said at that time that surgery was an option.
According to Gilbert on Twitter, that surgery has now taken place and his rehab is presumably now underway.
Gilbert injured the tendon in his right ankle way back in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans and was flown to North Carolina to have a specialist look at it. At that time it was deemed that the Florida product didn\’t need surgery so the Steelers gave him several weeks to see if it would improve.
Gilbert only was able to make back for one practice on a limited basis prior to the Steelers game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but was shut back down after that.
With the surgery now out of the way, Gilbert should have plenty of time to have himself ready by the time mini-camps roll around next year following the draft.