As shoulder surgeries go, the one Chad Pennington underwent Friday was a winner.
No rotator cuff damage was found in Pennington’s shoulder when Dr. James Andrews repaired a torn labrum and “minimal damage to the joint capsule” which was caused by his dislocated right shoulder.
The arthroscopic surgery was a best-case scenario, and will give Pennington the option to continue his career should he decide to do so, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Pennington has undergone two rotator cuff surgeries, and a third would have likely ended his career.
The former Marshall quarterback can begin throwing as soon as 8-12 weeks from now, although it’s unclear if he’ll want to rehab and put himself back on the free agent market in the offseason.