Now that it’s the offseason, players are turning to recovering from injuries sustained throughout the season.
Linebacker Nathan Gerry (surprisingly) had surgery on Thursday, reportedly for a core muscle injury — similar to DeSean Jackson — that he played through the entire season.
Source says Nathan Gerry had core muscle surgery today similar to DeSean Jackson— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 9, 2020
Source says Nathan tore it in camp but played through it the whole season because he had the chance to play defense
A lot of times we don’t know what these guys are playing through
It’s not surprising someone in Gerry’s position would play through an injury, but with the opportunity to get defensive snaps, the linebacker still had a career-year. He finished his third season in the NFL with 72 total tackles, 5 pass breakups, 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), and 1 fumble recovery.
Gerry also earned more playing time throughout the season, and lined up for 98% or more of the defensive snaps four games in a row mid-season. He was still on the field for a majority of special teams snaps as well through 16 games.
That’s all pretty incredible for a guy suffering from a core muscle injury.