Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant(Dez Bryant Jersey) underwent surgery on his right foot and ankle Wednesday morning in New York, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The team expects him to make a full recovery and be ready for Dallas’ offseason program in April.
Bryant, 27, was limited to nine games this season after breaking his right foot in the season opener against the New York Giants. He had surgery to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal the next day; in addition to having a screw implanted in his foot, Bryant had a bone graft to help strengthen the area. In October, he had a stem-cell injection into the foot to help it heal.
Bryant missed five games and returned Nov. 1 against the Seattle Seahawks but was shut down on Dec. 30 with one game to play. In nine games, Bryant caught 31 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
Wednesday’s surgery, which was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery, involved an additional bone-grafting procedure in the area where the initial graft was performed in September. Bryant also had loose bone chips removed from the front of his ankle that were causing pain and swelling.