According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Jared Goff played with an injury so bad during his Super Bowl run with the Los Angeles Rams that he ended up needing surgery.
Rapoport reported on Sunday that Goff, who is the current QB for the Detroit Lions, played with a foot injury
Goff did it all while dealing with a previously unknown foot injury that flared up that season. Sources say Goff actually had foot surgery after the Super Bowl season.
Essentially, a pain due to a fracture outside the fifth metatarsal flared up that season. The team fitted him with a custom orthotic. He played through it and missed no time.
After the season the Rams hoped rest and rehab, along with inactivity, would heal it. But it came back at the end of OTAs. Thus, surgery.
Doctors put a screw in it to secure the fracture during surgery, and Goff healed faster than expected in time for camp. A show of toughness and resiliency for which Goff rarely gets credit.
It sounds like the Lions have themselves another iron man as their QB. The question is, how long will he be around?
#Lions QB Jared Goff’s job is secure for now, as he gears up to face his former team. More on that, plus: Did you know Goff played on a foot injury so bad during the #Rams run to the Super Bowl that he needed postseason surgery?
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2021