Pat McAfee Injury: Punter Announces Plans for Knee Surgery, Will Skip Pro Bowl

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2017

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24:  Punter Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts punts the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee announced Saturday he will undergo knee surgery and skip the upcoming Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

McAfee revealed the news on Twitter:

The 29-year-old veteran is a two-time Pro Bowler and set a career high with an average of 49.3 yards per punt in 2016.

McAfee also registered a net average of 42.7 yards and had 19 punts downed inside the opposition's 20-yard line.

Per the Oakland Raiders' official website, All-Pro second-team selection Marquette King was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the AFC, which means he is in line to assume McAfee's spot.

McAfee didn't reveal the severity of his injury or a potential timetable for his return to action, although he has the entire offseason to mend, as Indianapolis failed to qualify for the playoffs.

    

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