We spent a lot of time talking about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery earlier this month, but he isn’t the only member of the team’s offense to wind up in an operating room.
Wide receiver Josh Morgan sent out a picture of himself in a hospital bed with a cast on his lower right leg on Friday, saying that the surgery was a success and that it was “painful but worth it.” Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that it isn’t known exactly what kind of surgery Morgan was having done. Morgan missed a large portion of the 2011 season with a broken leg and damaged ligaments near the ankle so it’s fair to think this operation was related to that injury.
Morgan played in all 17 Redskins games this season, but he did seem to be playing at less than 100 percent as he made his way back from the injury. He finished the year with 48 catches for 510 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season and had one catch for no gain in the playoff loss to the Seahawks.
Morgan signed a two-year, $11.5 million deal before last season and is set to make $3.8 million next year. If he’s going to stay in Washington beyond that, he’ll likely have to show more of the explosiveness he flashed before getting hurt.
Jones also reports that Morgan’s fellow receiver Pierre Garçon is still undecided about whether or not to have surgery on the injured toe that troubled him for most of the season.