ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Oakland Raiders star rookie running back Josh Jacobs has taken to social media to reveal that over the last few days he has undergone leg surgery.
Jacobs has had an outstanding rookie season, ranking eighth in the NFL with 1,150 rushing yards. But he has been sidelined the last three games with a fractured right shoulder not with an leg injury.
The twitter video — late Wednesday night — shows Jacobs being wheeled out on a hospital gurney and ends with a shot of a heavily bandaged left calf.
“Surgery went great fastest surgery ever,” he wrote. “This was random. I didn’t plan on even being here.
— Raider Posts (@RaiderPosts) December 26, 2019
Raiders officials told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Jacobs underwent the procedure “for a superficial skin infection.”
Statement from @Raiders:
"Josh Jacobs woke up with discomfort in his leg on Wednesday and he was evaluated and treated for a superficial skin infection.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 26, 2019
Oakland still has a slim chance to earn a wildcard playoff spot with a win this weekend over the Denver Broncos.