Bengals safety George Iloka shared on Instagram that he underwent surgery this week. “Can’t keep a real one down,” he typed on the image.
It’s unclear where the surgery took place, but the 242 number seen on the picture is an area code in the Bahamas.
Per Jim Owczarski, the surgery was a scope on his right shoulder and Iloka should be able to participate in the Bengals’ spring workouts without issue.
#Bengals safety George Iloka had a scope on his right shoulder. It was an outpatient procedure and he should be good to go for spring work.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) February 10, 2017
The surgery Iloka underwent is minimal and patients can typically leave the hospital following a scope after two hours. Recovery time is just a few weeks, so it's safe to assume Iloka really will be able to participate in spring workouts and shouldn’t miss a beat. (Don’t worry, this is not another Tyler Eifert situation!)
Iloka started all 16 games in 2016, the third time he’s started 16 games in a season, and totaled 74 tackles, 7 passes defended and 3 interceptions.
Here’s to a speedy recovery for the Bengals safety.