Terrence McGee and Erik Pears were both placed on I-R Tuesday, and they are each looking at another surgical procedure.
That according to head coach Chan Gailey, who confirmed that both need additional surgeries.
“Just not able to get back,” said Gailey on why both were placed on I-R. “Them not feeling completely well. They both would fight like everything to get on the field and do what they could. Physically it’s just going to be hard for them to be productive players with where they are right now.”
McGee’s current knee problems center around swelling in his knee after activity, but his second surgery is said to be minor in nature. He’s expected to make a full recovery now that the new problem can be effectively addressed. The nature of Pears new procedure is not known.
As for their futures McGee enters the last year of his contract in 2013. Pears has two years remaining on the three-year extension he signed last year.
“I think that all guys reach some point where they ask the question and you ask the question and you sit down and you see can a guy get healthy enough to help your football team,” said Gailey. “That’s a truism in our business. There does come a time. Whether that’s Terrence’s, time, I don’t know. I mean, let’s let him get completely well, see how he feels and make a decision when the time comes. But that’s not something … we’re not even talking about that right now. I just want him to get well, see where he is as we go into next year.”
Tags: Chan Gailey, Erik Pears, Terrence McGee
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