Former Tennessee DE Derek Barnett made a huge play in the Super Bowl, recovering a Tom Brady fumble late in the game to seal the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory.
Apparently, he played that game (and the rest of the Eagles’ playoff run) with a hernia, as a new report from PhillyVoice.com details.
The report states that Barnett should be fully recovered from his surgery now, as he had it shortly after the season ended:
According to the source, the recovery period is only six weeks, and the procedure should make that area of his body stronger. Do the math, and Barnett should already be recovered.
Barnett was the Eagles’ first-round pick in 2017, and he had a great rookie season, capped off by the big play in the Super Bowl.
Now that he’ll be fully healthy in time for the 2018 season, he should continue to progress as a pass rusher.