Not even one full game into his NFL career, and Phidarian Mathis’ rookie campaign appears to be over.
During the Washington Commander’s Week 1 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mathis suffered a lower-body injury that required him to be carted off the field.
On Monday, following further evaluation, it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Mathis had suffered a torn meniscus and is headed for season-ending surgery.
#Commanders DT Phidarian Mathis, knocked out yesterday with a knee injury, has a torn meniscus and is headed for season-ending surgery, sources say. The promising second-rounder is expected to make a full recovery for 2023.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2022
The Commanders selected Mathis in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He is expected to make a full recovery for the 2023 season.
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