Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman underwent successfully surgery to repair his groin Tuesday, NFL Network reported.
Wide receiver Mecole Hardman had successful surgery on his groin in Philadelphia which was a lingering issue from the 2022 season.
#Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman had successful groin repair surgery with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia this morning, per source. It cleared up the issue he was dealing with this past season. An intriguing free agent-to-be. pic.twitter.com/4Ar3wtAiz8
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 21, 2023
Hardman, 24, missed the final two months of the regular season with the injury. He returned to play in the AFC Championship Game but re-aggravated the injury and exited the game. He missed the Super Bowl win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite this setback, Hardman had four touchdowns in the eight games he played in during the regular season, tied for the second-most in his career.
Hardman finished 2022 with 25 catches for 297 yards and four touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl as a rookie with the Chiefs, who selected him in the second round of the 2019 draft. He has 151 career catches for 2,088 yards and 16 TDs. Hardman’s rookie contract is up, making him an impending free agent.