Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett underwent sports hernia surgery after helping lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in February, according to The Philly Voice.
Barnett’s timeline for recovery was six weeks, so he is expected to be at full strength when the Eagles get back to work in their offseason program.
Barnett had a strong rookie season, compiling 21 tackles, 5.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries in the regular season. He also had a key sack in the NFC title game and a huge recovery of a Tom Brady fumble with 2:09 left in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Named to the NFL’s All-Rookie team in 2017, Barnett figures to have an expanded role in 2018.
Barnet, 21, was the No. 14 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
–Field Level Media