Tarvaris Jackson could require surgery after season

Seattle Seahawks quarterbackTarvaris Jackson said he may require surgery on his strained pectoral muscle when the season is over.

That’s one thing I didn’t want to have to think about at all,” Jackson said, according to Eric Williams of the Tacoma Tribune. “Obviously you don’t want to have surgery, period. It was so early in the season, and I just got here. A new start – that would be probably one of the worst things that probably could happen to me, to have surgery that early in the season and not be able to finish”

Jackson said he’s not concerned about how the injury could impact him next season. He wants to try to establish some success this season for a team that has gone over so much turnover.

“If I’m able to play, regardless of next year, we’re living for right now,” Jackson said. “I’m trying to win each game every Sunday. Who knows what might happen next year? I’m just trying to be here as much as I can right now, and do the best job I can right now.

“Like I said, I’m not really thinking about the surgery, period, anyway. They told me it’s a possibility. But in my head I’m not thinking that. I’m just trying to make sure I’m healthy for each game and take it one game at a time, and let next year take care of next year. And if I have to have surgery in the offseason, I don’t think it will set me back for next year. Of course they’ll be some rehab time, but that’s nothing I’m thinking about right now.”

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