Bengals cornerback Leon Hall had surgery Wednesday on his left Achilles to get it re-attached. The surgery was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital. Hall’s agent says the goal remains for him to return by the first practice of training camp. His agent, Doug Hendrickson, had these encouraging comments on Hall’s injury:
“I’m told the tear was in a spot that should help along the healing process, but everyone is different when it comes to coming back. The surgery went well, there were no complications, and we’re still looking at six to nine months. There’s no need to rush it with the hope he’ll be ready for camp.”
Leon Hall‘s interception against the Steelers Sunday was the 20th of his career, making him only the sixth Bengals player ever to record 20 interceptions and the second quickest player to reach 20 career picks. He’s managed to do that in only five seasons, and if plays out the rest of his contract in Cincinnati, he should finish his career with no worse than the 2nd most INT’s in club history, which is held by CB Louis Breeden, who has 33 career INT’s. It will be tough to catch CB Ken Riley and his 65 career INT’s. It is worth noting that Hall’s 20 picks through five seasons are faster than Riley‘s 18 picks through his first five seasons. CB David Fulcher actually had the most INT’s through his first five seasons with 24 picks.