Chiefs' offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz undergoes surgery today

mitchell schwartz injury update
Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 23:10:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz is recovering after undergoing surgery Wednesday.

Schwartz’s 2020 season ended in Week 6 when he left the game early with a back injury. By Week 11, he’d been placed on injured reserve and remained there.

In a post on social media, Schwartz said he had hoped to get back on the field in time for the playoffs and Super Bowl, but “it’s time to address the issue since it isn’t going away on its own.”

Schwartz said he was able to wait this long into the offseason for the surgery because the recovery time isn’t too long.

He said he’s “looking forward to a healthy 2021.”

Schwartz hadn’t missed a game until the 2020 season. Previously, he played all regular-season games in his first eight seasons.