Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates apparently had surgery on Tuesday and it went well.
Just got out of surgery went great! #thankYouGod
— Sammie Coates (@sammiecoates11) January 31, 2017
Coates likely had surgery on the two fingers that he broke during the Steelers Week 5 game against the New York Jets. It should be noted, however, that he didn’t clarify that on Twitter.
The wide receiver talked late in the season about him needing to have his left hand evaluated over the course of the next few weeks to determine whether he needed surgery.
Coates, who had 19 receptions in the Steelers first five games of the season, went on to catch just three more passes in the final 11 games. The former third-round draft pick had multiple drops during the regular season and was forced to contribute mostly on special teams due to his ineffectiveness on offense.
Assuming Coates did indeed have his fingers fixed, one would think that he should be healthy enough to participate in the team’s OTA practices that will get underway in May.
UPDATE: Coates had surgery to repair fractures and tendon damage in his left ring and index fingers.
Steelers WR Sammie Coates underwent surgery to repair fractures/tendon damage in his left ring and index fingers…https://t.co/hBTzRidxH8
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 31, 2017