After delaying the surgery due to a fever, linebacker James Harrison today underwent back surgery. Coach Mike Tomlin said the surgery was a success, and that Harrison is expected to make a full recovery.
Per the report, a piece of herniated disc was removed from a nerve.
“Everything went great,” agent Bill Parise told the Post-Gazette. “The consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season. It was significant but textbook. The surgery went exactly as they wanted it to. James’ recovery should be complete.”
Last season Harrison put up 100 total tackles, 11 sacks, and two picks with six forced fumbles. He made plenty of headlines after the NFL laid down over $100,000 in fines on what the NFL deemed illegal hits.