Not only has Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Jerald Hawkins already had surgery to repair the torn quad he reportedly suffered a few days ago, tight end Jake McGee has also already had surgery to repair the torn Achilles he suffered on Wednesday.
McGee, who spent the entire 2017 season on the Steelers practice squad, is now expected to miss the entire 2018 season as a result of his injury and subsequent surgery to repair it. McGee posted on Twitter that his surgery went well.
surgery went great! positive vibes are in the air. #newachillieswhodis
— Jake McGee (@JakeOvaTheWorld) June 1, 2018
With McGee not being a vested player, the Steelers might waive him injured next week in order to free up a spot on their roster. Assuming they do that and McGee ultimately clears waivers, he will then revert to the Steelers Reserve/Injured list where he will spend the rest of the season.
McGee was looking to battle for a third tight end spot on the Steelers 53-man roster this summer. He looked good last year during the preseason as a blocker late in games and also showed a little promise as a special teams player.
If McGee’s rehab goes like it should, he should be fully healthy by this same time next year.