Having had to sit out the Super Bowl this year because of a back injury he suffered during the season, Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz is back on the road to recovery. After weeks and weeks of non-invasive treatments failed to alleviate his pain and discomfort, the proud Palisades High football alum finally had surgery February 24. “I’m getting surgery today,” he tweeted that morning. “I was hoping to recover enough to get back for the playoffs and/or Super Bowl, but that didn’t happen. It’s time to address the issue. The recovery process isn’t too long which is nice. Looking forward to a healthy 2021. The operation went smoothly according to the surgeon and Schwartz flew home two days later to begin recovery, which will include physical therapy to get him moving around. Without Schwartz and two other starting offensive linemen, Kansas City was routed 31-9 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7 in Tampa. Schwartz started at right tackle in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory over San Francisco but the 2018 All-Pro spent the second half of the 2020 campaign on injured reserve. He last played in Week 6. A nine-year NFL veteran, the 31-year old Schwartz was named City Section Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Palisades in 2006. He started 141 games in a row before missing the Chiefs’ road win at Denver in October.
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