The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Bortles underwent surgery on his right wrist four weeks ago, but it appears to be healing just fine. In fact, Bortles said he already has started throwing. “It has been a day over four weeks,” he said. “I threw Monday, Wednesday and Friday of last week in a limited capacity, and I will continue that program through the six-week mark, and then I should be good to go and 100 percent.”
Diehards Line: Bortles, who signed a three-year extension earlier this evening, has battled the wrist issue since December 2016, appearing on the injury report every week in 2017. Bortles, though, never appeared on the team’s status report and played 97.96 of the offensive snaps. Bortles relied on cortisone shots to get him through the season. “I think I got three cortisone shots and a [platelet rich plasma] shot,” Bortles said. “The PRP shot didn’t do anything at all and by the third cortisone shot they were starting to last less and less, so by the end of it they didn’t want to do anymore cortisone shots. Let’s make it through the season and get it fixed and get it right after the year.” He went into more detail in Saturday's statement: "I had a partially torn ligament on the outside, which he repaired and then on the inside or right on top was inflamed and he cleaned up," Bortles said. "It was a scope or more of a cleanup type of procedure and four-to-six weeks is what he said [for the rehab]. ..." The Jaguars don't appear to be worried about it and the fact that Bortles is already throwing is a reason why.