Bears guard Kyle Long had neck surgery Tuesday in the Chicago area. Long Tweeted a picture of himself wearing a neck brace in a hospital room late Tuesday, describing his operation as an “important procedure that will lead to much relief and success.”
On Instagram, he wrote that he was “1/3 done,” implying that he has two surgeries left to go.
Long had ankle surgery last offseason but struggled in its aftermath, losing 30 pounds. As a result, Long decided against having surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder.
Fifth year coming in I was no where near 100% and I did what I could to play and help our young team. As year went on (as a result of shoulder) things happened in proximity of shoulder that were unfortunate. Neck became an issue.— KyleLong.ETH (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
Long injured his left hand against the Saints and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, his birthday. Bears coach John Fox said Monday he wouldn’t give an update on injuries or any pending surgeries, but he’s slated to meet the media again Wednesday.
Later, Long Tweeted a video with the old “Terminator” line: “I’ll be back.”