After helping lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl win, linebacker Dont’a Hightower will undergo surgery on his torn labrum.
New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has been a key piece to the Patriots defense since being drafted by them in the first round of the 2012 draft.
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He had his best season in 2014 with 87 tackles and six sacks, which was good for second on the team. Hightower only played in 12 games in the regular season due to an earlier knee injury, and he had to go through the playoffs with a shoulder injury.
Hightower became a hero for the Patriots on the final drive of the game as he was able to stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from scoring a touchdown.
Now that the Super Bowl is over, the Patriots linebacker is planning to go through surgery on his torn labrum.
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported on Hightower’s upcoming surgery on Twitter.
With the Super Bowl over, the plan is for #Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower to have labrum surgery, I’m told. Played mostly with one arm.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2015