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Benjamin Watson Has Achilles Surgery, Hints At Return


Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson had Achilles surgery Wednesday and is already hinting at a return to the NFL.

Watson tore his Achilles on the first play of Saturday's third preseason game. It was a non-contact injury.

Some have wondered whether the injury could spell the end of Watson's career considering he's 35 years old and entering his 13th season.

There have also been questions about whether Watson will return to the team at all for his recovery. The Ravens would love to have his continued leadership in the locker room and tight ends meeting room, but Watson will have to be off his feet for extended time.

Watson may have answered those questions on social media.

He told teammates Michael Campanaro and Kapron Lewis-Moore that he'll see them soon.

Watson also said on Instagram that he's "looking forward to being in the tunnel again."

In his usual style, Watson has handled his injury with optimism and grace.

Watson tweeted his thanks to Gold medal wrestler Helen Maroulis for her pregame speech just minutes before Watson suffered his injury. He also eloquently weighed in on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem.

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