Former Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell said recently that he has undergone 10 surgeries on his knee, due to lingering issues. However, he’s still hoping to resume his NFL career.
“I’m still motivated. I’m still encouraged. I’m recovering — the last surgery totaled out to be No. 10, and it takes a little while to come back from it,” Mitchell told Mike Reiss of ESPN. “But I am working my way back. And I’ll be back.”
Mitchell, 25, was taken in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft. He signed a four-year, $2.917 million contract and spent two years in New England before he was waived by the Patriots last August.
Mitchell wound up sitting out the entire 2018 season.
In 2016, Mitchell appeared in 14 games for the Patriots and caught 32 passes for 401 yards receiving and four touchdowns.