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Hester Positive After Surgery
Monday, Jan. 18
McClure explained the severity of Hester's injury:
Hester broke one of the two sesamoid bones, which act as a pulley for tendons. Such a bone helps the big toe move normally and provides leverage when the toe pushes off for walking and running.
Hester will wear a cast for the next three months before shedding it in favor of a walking boot. After a month in the boot, he’ll begin the actual rehab.
The 33-year-old was happy with how the procedure went, per McClure: "The surgery, they said, went pretty good. [Dr. Robert Anderson] put the sesamoid bone back in place, stitched around it, and put a little small pin in it. The ligaments should be able to heal back up.’’
Hester holds the record for most career return touchdowns with 20—all but one of which were punt and kickoff returns. As a receiver, he's hauled in 3,311 yards and 16 touchdowns during his eight-year career with the Falcons and Chicago Bears.