Kansas City Chiefs Wide Reciever Mecole Hardman underwent core-muscle surgery on Tuesday to repair the injury. He suffered the injury early in the season and re-injured it in the team’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship. Hardman did not play in the team’s 38-35 win in Super Bowl LVII. The hope is the surgery will fix the issue and he will be good to go to start the 2023-24 NFL season. Wide receiver depth has been an issue for the team and Hardman is one of the better players at the position for the team. He should be ready for off-season activities later in the year.
Time for surgery ?? pic.twitter.com/1JwmxlghZs
— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) February 21, 2023
This past season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Mecole Hardman caught 25 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed the ball four times for 31 yards and two rushing touchdowns. The 2022 season was the final year of his rookie contract making him a free agent this offseason. It is hard to determine how this surgery will impact his value in free agency, but Kansas City is likely to still be interested in bringing him back for next season. His on-field chemistry with quarterback Patrick Mahomes is well-documented and that is important for Kansas City. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Hardman the best in his recovery and return to the football field.