Trey Flowers’ Super Bowl celebrations were halted after he had a procedure done on his shoulder.
The free-agent defensive end had what ESPN described as a “cleanup” procedure done after he played with the Patriots in Super Bowl 53.
Flowers is rehabbing the shoulder, but it’s not considered serious, according to ESPN, which cited sources.
Flowers is considered one of the top free agents in his position this offseason, although it’s unclear how this procedure will affect his stock.
The 25-year-old appeared in 15 regular-season games for the Patriots this year and all three postseason games, including their Super Bowl win over the Rams.
His 7.5 sacks in 2018 led all Patriots players, and he has led the team in sacks in 2016 and 2017, as well.
He worked his way up to being New England’s top defensive end, one of the reasons why he will be a highly touted target during NFL free agency.