May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) warms up during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
The NFL season is officially over for andrew Whitworth, who played in his first Pro bowl on Sunday night, but won’t be doing any football-related activities anytime soon, as he revealed today that he plans to have a surgery on his knee to remove scar tissue. The procedure is minor, and won’t put his streak of 67 straight starts in jeopardy, but he will miss offseason organized team activities:
"It’s just a little repair. Nothing big. Everybody in the league deals with something like this. I did it about two years ago and it just wasn’t getting any better. Now we’ve got a chance to get something done with plenty of time to rest.I’m really excited about getting it done and feeling good again and getting a lot of rest and rehab and having a great year."
Whitworth got off to a slow start in 2012, and it was thought he was suffering from some kind of injury, but he fought through the pain to have one of the best seasons of his 7-year NFL career, and earned his first Pro Bowl berth as an alternate.