New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is still in a walking boot and will require additional surgery in February on his injured left foot.
The prolonged recovery means Holmes will not be able to begin running again until at least April.
According to Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press, Holmes will have another surgery to remove a metal plate from his foot that was inserted to aid in his recovery. Doctors have told Holmes he can begin running again in April.
As for whether he’ll be ready to go by the start of training camp next year, that’s still uncertain.
“We have a while to go yet,” Holmes said.
Holmes injured his foot in a 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in September. Holmes caught a pass along the right sideline and fumbled when his foot gave out.
“I knew the minute I didn’t get off the ground that my season was over,” Holmes said.
Holmes had 20 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown in four games for the Jets before being lost for the season.