Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Chris Maragos' season ends before it begins, as the special teams ace posted on Twitter today to announce that he was going under the knife.
Maragos initially suffered a torn PCL in his right knee against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 of the 2017 season. It is unclear at this time if this surgery has to do with that injury, or if it is related to something else.
Maragos' situation this season was a weird one. Back in July, he posted on social media about being ready for this season. The team placed him on the PUPlist to start the season, which meant he would miss the first six games of the season. Due to the lack of attention he got, it was assumed he could be back as soon as Week 7. However, Doug Pederson and the medical staff never ended up giving any updates on his medical status this season - Maragos announcing his surgery is the only known information we have received.
This is yet another debacle from the team's medical staff, which has recently come under fire for how it has handled the teams injuries this season. Obviously HIPAA comes into effect, but at the same time the team could have given a small update on Maragos' health at some point this season. Instead, the medical staff again has failed once again.
Maragos has a $2.25 Million cap hit for next season. After missing 26 straight games and will be turning 32 before next season, he will likely need to restructure his deal, otherwise he will become a cap casualty.
UPDATE: Doug Pederson confirmed at his press conference Wednesday that Chris Maragos had another surgery on his knee, but wouldn’t provide further details.