We now know that Nick Fairley had surgery on his foot today in Charlotte, NC. What we do not know is what type of injury he had or exactly how long he will be out.
ESPN’s John Clayton has been able to pull some information out of a team source and was recounted this way by Kevin Seifert:
A source close to Fairley told ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton that Fairley will miss three to four weeks.
The team says in a statement that he will miss a “significant portion” of training camp, but did not specify the type of surgery. The source also told Clayton it was not for a Lisfranc injury.
I don’t know how many of you are taking today’s news but the three to four week timeline isn’t great but it is less than a realization of my worst fears. This leaves time for Fairley to return prior to week one. Let’s not talk about a potential setback just yet!