Patrick Chung reportedly will have 2 offseason surgeries, likely to miss OTAs

Ryan Hannable
February 06, 2019 - 2:20 pm

There's no question Patrick Chung is one of the toughest players on the Patriots. The safety obviously suffered a forearm injury in the Super Bowl, but he was playing through another injury for most of the season.

According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, Chung will have surgery on his broken forearm on Thursday, and then in three weeks have surgery on his shoulder to clean up an issue he dealt with most of the season. He's expected to miss OTAs, but return in time for training camp.

Chung only missed one game this season, and that was Week 3 because of a concussion. It was clear he was playing through a lot of pain in most games, but he didn't let it impact his performace. The 31-year-old finished with 84 tackles this season.

If Devin McCourty retires, he along with Duron Harmon will assume leadership roles in the secondary.

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