Cornerback Darrelle Revis of the NY Jets wisely decided to get wrist surgery to help alleviate discomfort he endured last season. It’s better to have it done now rather than pay for it later.
As per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Revis underwent wrist surgery in order to repair a torn ligament and start the healing process immediately during the offseason. He’ll be in a hard cast for anywhere between two to three months but should be ready for training camp around the end of July.
Cimini also reported that Revis might have had this injury as early as the first few weeks of the regular season. He decided to ultimately play through it which would explain why his style of play wasn’t as consistent as many had hoped in his return to the Jets in 2015.
Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pass is overthrown to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half as he is defended by New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
Revis still was one of the top cornerbacks last season but many times looked to have lost some of his speed and keen defensive abilities against opponents. This could explain why he wasn’t playing like his usual shut-down self at various points last year.
In the grand scheme of things, Revis was wise to get the surgery done now so it can be properly healed and ready to go once the regular season arrives. Even though he’ll miss some organized team activities and some time in training camp, he’s a nine-year veteran that shouldn’t miss a beat from the extra time off to rehab correctly.
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Many felt the Jets overpaid to re-acquire the services of Revis last offseason but make no mistake about, he was a key catalyst on defense in 2015.
Not only for his play on the football field but for also mentoring those around him to become better at honing their craft in the Jets’ defensive secondary.
Revis continues to be the glue on defense which turned them into a formidable unit last year.
Last season for the Jets, Revis totaled 30 tackles, five interceptions and four fumbles recovered. Revis should be able to not experience anymore discomfort on his wrist anymore thanks to this surgery as he and the Jets prepare for the upcoming season.