Joe Thuney to undergo foot surgery, will miss OTAs

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Consistency is key; but in a sport like the National Football League, it’s hard sometimes.

One of the most consistent players for the New England Patriots over the last two seasons has been left guard Joe Thuney.

In his first two seasons in the league, Thuney left the field for just four snaps as a rookie in 2016 and only missed five snaps in the 2017 season.

As the Patriots’ voluntary offseason workouts continue, Thuney has been a present factor, but with a bit of limitations. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Thuney is preparing for an upcoming foot surgery. The surgery isn’t considered a major one, as he should be ready and available for the 2018 season. It just will postpone his full practice participation for upcoming OTAs.

Although Thuney’s situation is expected to go well, it’s always good to have a backup plan should obstacles arise. The Patriots could potentially use Isaiah Wynn, Ted Karras, Luke Bowanko, Cole Croston or Jason King at the position if need be.

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