Patrick Chung to Have Surgeries on Broken Arm and Injured Shoulder

Ruben Hill
February 7, 2019

Chung's first surgery will take place on Thursday, according to the Athletic's Jeff Howe, and will fix the broken forearm he suffered in New England's 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Rams. But Chung Chung also is scheduled to have surgery on his shoulder a few weeks later. Now that the season is over, the Patriots safety will reportedly undergo a pair of surgeries that will likely cause him to miss the team's OTAs.

Patrick Chung will have a long offseason recovering from injuries. While attempting to tackle Rams running back Todd Gurley, Chung became wedged between Gurley and Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones. Chung walked off on his own power, but watched the remainder of the game from the sideline with an aircast on his arm. During Week 14, he was limited in practice twice but was a full participant on the Friday before the game, and was not even listed as questionable come game day.

Chung had 84 tackles and an interception in 15 regular-season appearances for the Patriots. And given Chung's age (31) as well as his hard-hitting playstyle, it's fair to wonder whether he'll ever return to his previous form. He has an affordable $3.575 million cap hit for next season with $2.4 million in dead money.

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