Marcus Gilbert Says He Has Had Surgery On His Right Ankle

It has been over a week now since the Pittsburgh Steelers placed second-year tackle Marcus Gilbert on injured reserve with an ankle injury and head coach Mike Tomlin said at that time that surgery was an option.

According to Gilbert on Twitter, that surgery has now taken place and his rehab is presumably now underway.

Gilbert injured the tendon in his right ankle way back in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans and was flown to North Carolina to have a specialist look at it. At that time it was deemed that the Florida product didn\’t need surgery so the Steelers gave him several weeks to see if it would improve.

Gilbert only was able to make back for one practice on a limited basis prior to the Steelers game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but was shut back down after that.

With the surgery now out of the way, Gilbert should have plenty of time to have himself ready by the time mini-camps roll around next year following the draft.

  • steeltown

    I hope for a full recovery

  • dudek km

    Get Gilbert healthy! the O-line can be great next year.

    I see no need to invest a draft pick in this line next year… 3 good years of building the future.

  • Henry

    So with Adams, Gilbert and Beachum, do we resign Max Starks in the off season. He’s been very good this year. I say we hang onto him until we have to pay Gilbert, which is a couple more years I think.

    Is that right Dave?

  • steeltown

    I would, he has been a mainstay on the left side of the OLine. When he’s in there I dont even worry about the left side. Even Suggs has said he has trouble against Max.. and they could re-sign him for relatively cheap, atleast another year even if its for depth

  • Mike Carroll

    I think you hang onto Starks until one of the young players proves he can beat him out for the position. Max has been a great bargain this year.