Osemele has surgery despite Jets saying it wasn’t needed now

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York Jets guard Kelechi Osemele has surgery on Friday. He went ahead with the operation despite the team disapproving it to happen now.

Osemele has been in an ongoing battle with the team over the operation in recent days. He even posted a letter from a doctor that said he needed the operation.

On Friday, Dr. Glen Ross in Boston performed the operation to repair a torn labrum. The Jets are considering him act an “unexcused absence.”

Osemele — who was acquired in the off-season with a trade with the Oakland Raiders — has not played since Week 3. He is doubtful to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

“I’m worried about Jacksonville,” coach Adam Gase said, declining comment on Osemele’s status.

The Jets felt like the operation could be delayed, according to the Associated Press. He has been fined by the team for “conduct detrimental to the team” for not practicing with his teammates.

“Now it’s at the point where I can’t do anything about it,”Osemele said of his shoulder Wednesday in the locker room.

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