Greg Olsen believes latest surgery will permanently fix foot problems
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has had two very difficult seasons thanks to foot injuries, but he hopes and thinks the problem is fixed for good.
Olsen has severely injured his right foot on multiple occasions in the last two seasons, along with other related issues, and has had more than one surgery to try to correct it. The injuries have limited him to just 16 total games since the start of the 2017 season. He intends to keep playing as long as he can, though, and believes his most recent procedure will be the last one he needs.
Greg Olsen says he wants to keep playing. Believes this surgery will fix his foot for good. But he acknowledges that there are other factors at play. Future isn’t clear yet.
— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) December 26, 2018
Obviously, nothing is for sure, especially when Olsen’s injury history on that part of his body is as long as it is. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but he turns 34 in March and will be rather fragile when he tests his foot again. One has to believe any further serious injuries might drive him into retirement whether he’s ready or not.