Chances are Tyler Myers won’t be looking back at this season fondly.
Myers, who’s already miss the last three months with a lower-body injury, underwent surgery on Monday to deal with said ailment, and will miss the next 6-8 weeks.
The 27-year-old Jets rearguard last suited up on Nov. 11, in what was just his 11th game of the year. Since then, his has been a story of rehab, timetables, an attempt to resume skating and a subsequent “plateau” in recovery.
Frustrating, no doubt.
Looking at the timetable, Myers could be back in action by around Mar. 21 if his recovery is on the six-week side of things. That would give him 9-10 regular season games.
If recovery goes the full eight weeks, Myers is looking at an early April return, with maybe 3-4 games left. The x-factor in all this, it would seem, is if the Jets are still in playoff contention at that point.
If not, there’s a case to be made for shutting down Myers for the remainder of the season and starting fresh next year.