Patrick Chung's broken arm in Super Bowl 53 was a heartbreaking moment for fans and teammates alike.
Chung is a part of the heart and soul of this Patriots defense. The safety has turned into a valuable player after his return to New England in 2014.
Chung himself reported in an Instagram post on Friday that the surgery for his broken arm was successful. He reportedly will need additional surgery on his shoulder later this offseason.
For anyone who had doubts that Chung might return for his tenth NFL season, just watch the video. He already looks ready to get back on the field, although he did admit that it "kinda hurt".
Chung, who turns 32 in August, finished the season with 84 tackles and an interception, all while playing the versatile role of an in-the-box safety who can cover tight ends and defend the run game at equally high levels.
Chung's shoulder surgery will likely be scheduled for the latter half of the offseason, depending on how his arm rehab goes. But by all reports so far, Chung plans to be ready to play in 2019. He is under contract through 2020 after signing a two-year, $11.5 million contract extension in May 2018.
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