Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday and plans to play the 2013 season as long as he remains convinced he can do so at a level that satisfies him, a person familiar with the situation said.
Fletcher also is scheduled to undergo elbow surgery later this month, the person said.
The person said, speaking on the condition on the condition of anonymity because the Redskins had not commented publicly on Fletcher’s surgeries or his plans to play next season, that Fletcher is “not planning on retiring” but still must make certain that his body will recover to the point necessary to play well.
“The word retirement has not come out of his mouth,” the person said. “That’s why he’s getting these surgeries. He has to see if he can get healthy and get in shape, and make sure he can play at the level he wants to play.”
Fletcher told 106.7 The Fan, which first reported the surgeries, that “surgery is the first step towards prepping for next season.”
London Fletcher to undergo ankle surgery, eyes return next season
Washington Post | Mar 6