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.

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.

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3 months ago

Get well soon, Champ.

3 months ago

Rest up young man. U played some really good ball this year. I suppose u will be even better, giving the playoff and SuperBowl experience. Heal up and come back ready to ball out!

3 months ago

Tough kid. Get some well-earned rest.

3 months ago

That guy delivered a nasty hit. Really dropped the hammer.

3 months ago

I call winfield and whitehead the Whack-em and Wallop Brothers.

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3 months ago

I appreciate that Jordan Whitehead is an “all out” kind of player. The Greenbay game was tight and we needed his great plays. He played his hand completely, nothing leftover.Look forward to watching him next season!

3 months ago

What a freaking Champion man. How much tougher can you get? Those 2 tackles against the Packers that forced the fumbles were absolutely beautiful. The way this team is gonna change next season is going to be due to playing in the playoffs and Super Bowl. In a usual year they play, are out of the running by week 10-11 and they finish out and that’s it. This year they fought all the way to the end and then played a tough learning lesson in Washington before playing the best 3 games of their existence and making plays like Whitehead… Read more »

3 months ago

I had the same surgery 25 years ago and I know the surgery procedures have improved immensely. I bet he’ll be ready to play by pre season easily if he follows protocol.

3 months ago

Kid balled out even with 1 shoulder. Good to see him getting the surgery early enough to get back in there at the start of next season.