According to his agents, Kyle Arrington will undergo groin surgery on Friday, fixing an injury that hampered the cornerback for much of the 2013 season.
The 27 year old Arrington initially injured his groin in New England's week three win over Tampa Bay. He then reaggravated the injury in week six against New Orleans. Despite being listed as "questionable" the rest of the season, Arrington didn't miss a game.
Say what you will about Arrington's play on the field (and I've certainly said my fair share over the years), but there's no denying his toughness. As Shalise Manza Young notes in the Boston Globe, Arrington has yet to miss a game since being called up from the Patriots practice squad in November of 2009, with this groin injury merely being the latest of several painful injuries he's played through in his Patriots career.
With that said, I think Jerry Thornton summed up most Patriots fans thoughts on the news in 140 characters or less.
Kyle Arrington will have surgery on his groin. It's expected to go well as long as doctors stay in the slot
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) February 6, 2014