HOUSTON – Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus successfully underwent surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle.
He was injured in the first quarter of the Texans 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
Mercilus released a statement to KPRC2 to thank fans for their support:
"I am grateful to all of the fans for their outpouring of love, support and continuous prayers. Your kind words of inspiration and hope are appreciated and have not gone unnoticed. Although, I would rather be on the field with my teammates, I am excited to watch the younger guys step up and make big plays. Know that I am encouraged and doing well! I am embracing the journey ahead, resting, and following the doctor’s orders; allowing my body to heal. I am looking forward to a full healthy recovery; coming back better and stronger than ever. This is just a minor setback, however, it is another opportunity for me to give God all of the praise, glory and honor!"
We wish you well, Whitney!