Kyle Arrington is going under the knife on Friday.
The New England Patriots cornerback will undergo groin surgery, according to his representatives at KLASS Sports. Arrington’s recovery time is expected to be “roughly six weeks.”
Arrington dealt with the groin injury for most of the season. He was originally hurt in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though the ailment kept creeping back up throughout the season. Arrington gutted through the injury, playing all 16 games.
Arrington had 62 tackles with two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception for the Patriots in 2013. He mostly played out of the slot, though he was asked to cover outside against faster receivers, like the Miami Dolphins’ Mike Wallace.
Arrington signed a four-year, $16 million contract last offseason.