Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert announced today on Twitter that he will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday morning. Gilbert noted that he had been playing with the injury all season. It is unclear which shoulder Gilbert will need to get fixed at this time. Gilbert was the Steelers second-round pick out of Florida in the 2011 NFL draft and started 12 regular season games this past season at right tackle after starter Willie Colon went down week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens with a triceps injury.
Gilbert played just over 900 snaps for the Steelers including the playoffs during his rookie season and said just last week in an online chat that he was told by the coaching staff during his exit interviews that there was a strong possibility that he would be moved to left tackle in 2012. Several other Steelers have already had surgeries since the offseason and the list includes Max Starks, Maurkice Pouncey, Cortez Allen, Rashard Mendenhall and Doug Legursky.