In a story first reported by WWL-TV’s Lyons Yellin, the minor surgery that kept New Orleans Saints starting guard Jahri Evans out of the Pro Bowl just over a week ago was to repair a partially torn ligament in his wrist. He had been playing with the injury for most of the second half of the season.

Per Lyons’ report, the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex, or TFCC, helps to stabilize the wrist when rotated according to Dr. Scott Tucker, an orthopedic surgeon with Touro Infirmary. Tucker also stated the injury would have been very painful for Evans to play through.

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