Dez Bryant promises to come back ‘strong’ in video after Achilles surgery
Dez Bryant underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon and posted video to Facebook to provide an update following the procedure.
Bryant, in his hospital bed, connected to tubes and clearly still a bit woozy while recovering from the procedure, had a message for his fans in a lengthy, eight-minute-plus video.
“Promise I’m coming back strong,” Bryant said in the video, per a tweet from The Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George. “Highly motivated. Appreciate all the prayers.”
A doctor appeared in an Instagram video posted by Bryant and relayed that “everything went well. A success. Nothing to worry about,” according to NOLA.com.
Bryant lasted only one practice after signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints last week. The veteran wide receiver suffered the Achilles tear on Friday — two days after coming to terms with the Saints — and was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Bryant was expected to fill a void in a compromised Saints wide receiving corps, one that has since been filled by fellow veteran wideout Brandon Marshall, who signed with the Saints on Monday.
Recovery from Bryant’s procedure is expected to be eight months. Whether there will be any interest in the 30-year-old next summer will be something to monitor, although Bryant appears intent on a return to the NFL.