NFL Star Claims Most Notable Sports Surgeon BOTCHED His ACL Surgery

NFL Star Claims Most Notable Sports Surgeon BOTCHED His ACL Surgery

NFL Star Claims Most Notable Sports Surgeon BOTCHED His ACL Surgery!

Wow, this is crazy, but you never know what happens. Apparently NFL star Taylor Lewan claims Dr. James Andrews, who arguably the most notable sports surgeon on the planet litterally botched his ACL surgery two and a half years ago… reports that former Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan, now a offensive tackle free agent, filed a lawsuit against Dr. James Andrews this week in Florida.

Lewan said in the lawsuit that Andrews caused permanent damage when the doc operated on his right knee after the O-lineman injured it during a game against the Houston Texans in October 2020.

In the suit, Lewan says Andrews, among other things, failed to create a proper tunnel position in his knee, damaged cartilage and didn’t fix all of his injuries during the operation. Thanks to the BOTCHED surgery, he has now been ultimately forced to cut his NFL career.


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TMZ adds:

The 31-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler is asking for what could potentially be huge damages in the suit … he was in the middle of a five-year, $80 million contract at the time of the surgery.

The allegations are shocking … considering Andrews’ resume. If you’re unfamiliar, the 80-year-old doc — who works for the Tampa Bay Rays, the Washington Commanders and the Auburn Tigers — has operated on star athletes such as Michael Jordan, Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson for decades with great success.

Lewan spoke generally about the claims on his “Bussin’ With The Boys” podcast earlier this week … saying the whole situation has “sucked.”

Lewan — one of the best linemen in the NFL prior to his 2020 injury — played in just 15 total games following the surgery … before he reinjured the knee in Week 2 last season.
He’s yet to formally announce his retirement, though based on the suit and his comments this week, it seems to be a mere formality at this point.