Doctors Say Jets’ Mauldin Needs Season-Ending Surgery

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Doctors have recommended that Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin undergo season-ending back surgery, coach Todd Bowles said Thursday.

Mauldin will undergo a second opinion before deciding whether to move forward with the procedure, WFAN’s Brian Costello reported.

Lorenzo Mauldin

Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old linebacker was placed on injured reserve after suffering the injury early in training camp. He didn’t play in any preseason games.

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Mauldin was a third-round pick by the Jets when came out of Louisville in 2015. Last season, he played in 11 games, starting three, and had 16 tackles, 2½ sacks and one interception.

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