Reminds me of Brian Westbrook who underwent "minor" ankle arthroscopic surgery for a bone spur coincidentally also exactly on June 5.......... 2009.
From USA TODAY:
Jun 05, 2009
Is Brian Westbrook's surgery more serious than first described?
The ankle surgery Eagles RB Brian Westbrook is having may be more serious than the team and the player's agent are indicating.
"I'm just concerned that it is being underplayed," an Eagles insider told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's a lot more than a little spur and it's much more than the knee arthroscopy he had (in February)."
Agent Todd France told ESPN the surgery on the right ankle, described as a "debridement," is "minor."
ESPN reported that it could take up to six weeks before Westbrook could begin running on the ankle again.
Westbrook might be able to play through the pain if this were the regular season. But with more than three months until Week 1 the Eagles and Westbrook have the luxury of time in repairing the ankle.
Westbrook returned to begin practice August 15.
He continued to have ankle swelling and related performance problems well into October.
As Texans Chick put it........"minor" surgery is what other people have.