Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Arrington to undergo surgery on ever-ailing groin


Kyle Arrington spent almost all of the 2013 season listed as questionable on the injury report with a nagging groin injury.

The ailment never prevented the New England Patriots defensive back from playing in a game, but now that the season is over, he'll try to put it behind him for good.

Arrington is slated to undergo surgery Friday, according to The Boston Globe. His agents at KLASS Sports announced the news Wednesday.

The 27-year-old hasn't missed a game since his midseason debut in 2009, and barring another injury, this particular setback shouldn't at all affect his work in 2014.

His recovery is expected to last around six weeks, and he'll be ready for OTAs in preparation for the second season of the four-year, $16 million contract he signed last offseason.

Arrington tallied his first two career sacks in 2013 to go along with a forced fumble, an interception and 62 tackles. He spent most of his time in the slot while Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard manned the perimeter, though he was tasked with covering speedsters on the outside from time to time.

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