Greg Auman of The Athletic reported on Friday that safety Jordan Whitehead has undergone surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder that he suffered during the Bucs’ NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers.
As expected, Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead has surgery this week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Should be fully healthy in 4-6 months. Our story from last week on his toughing through the injury to play in the Super Bowl: https://t.co/CayEregZz3
Despite suffering the dislocation and torn labrum against the Packers, a game in which Whitehead forced two fumbles before leaving the contest, the third-year safety returned to action just two weeks later and fought through the injury to play 51 snaps against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
The injury will reportedly take four to six months to heal per Auman, leaving Whitehead open to potentially return to action by the beginning of the Bucs’ 2021 season and the last year on his rookie contract. Whitehead started all 16 regular season games and each of the Bucs’ four playoff games en route to Tampa Bay’s second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.