Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tweeted on Sunday that he had undergone a procedure to "Renovate the entire corner of my eye" to remove a detached retina.
He missed one game last season with the injury, but Winston made an excellent argument to the league in 2013, when he was the No. 1 overall pick, for the benefits of the LASIK surgery. In a highlight reel of his early-career highlights, he made several passes to sideline-to-sideline and even mid-field, an ability that would be difficult to replicate with his high-profile right eye.
While he was healthy enough to start the Buccaneers' last playoff game in 2014, he tossed seven interceptions in a 43-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 2013 team, meanwhile, went 9-7 in the regular season but missed the playoffs.
Winston was named MVP of the NFL's Pro Bowl game in 2015, but injuries hampered him last season and his Buccaneers went 5-11. He threw for a career-low 3,719 yards with 20 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in just 16 games, including 14 starts. His passer rating of 78.3 was down by 10 points from his year-ago mark and his 55.4 completion percentage tied a career-low.