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Mike Williams had tonsil surgery

Mike Williams AP

Since the start of the offseason, we’ve had plenty of stories about surgeries for players around the league.

Those surgeries usually involve knees, hips or shoulders, but there’s an occasional curveball thrown into the mix. Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams has thrown just such a curveball.

In response to a follower who asked why Williams posted a picture of him in surgery to Instagram, Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times replied that Williams was having an operation on his tonsils. Williams took a trip to the hospital earlier this offseason as a result of tonsillitis and it appears he decided to take action to guard against a recurrence of the problem during his busy season.

Williams said recently that he was “very close” to reaching an extension with the Buccaneers. There’s little chance that the tonsil surgery will get in the way of that deal nor should it have any impact on Williams’ readiness for the season.

We’d tell Williams to enjoy the ice cream that movies and television have told us for years is the reward for such a surgery, but we learned the hard way 25 years ago that those weren’t documentaries.

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9 Responses to “Mike Williams had tonsil surgery”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 5:25 PM

    If you’re an adult, you can eat all the ice cream you want. It’s awesome.

  2. rrami82 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    Believe it or not as an adult it is very painful surgery,look it up.

  3. helloanybodyhome says: Jun 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    Wow he’s big for his age.

  4. breakingb says: Jun 25, 2013 5:51 PM

    Matt Ryan is shocked!

  5. jtbaudendistel says: Jun 25, 2013 5:56 PM

    Perhaps his mouth was still hurting from when Goldson legally destroyed him. YouTube it.

  6. 319hike says: Jun 25, 2013 5:58 PM

    Had my tonsils out when is was 22. Worst week of my life. Lost 15 lbs, it sucked. Feel better Mike.

  7. beelicker says: Jun 25, 2013 6:40 PM

    I suppose this signals the end of his tonsil hockey career as well?

  8. Wayne Morrise says: Jun 25, 2013 7:12 PM

    If it doesn’t affect his game on the next season, then good for him. I just wish him for speedy recovery.

  9. matto8929 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:18 PM

    I had mine taken out 6 days ago. I’m 28. It hurts but if you are regimented on your pain meds, its manageable. Get well soon Mike.

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