The surgery happened within the past two weeks, after Jordan rode in the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras, and the All-Pro is now wearing a protective boot and using a scooter to help get around.
Still, Jordan is expected to recover from the operation within four to six weeks, according to the source. That timeline indicates he’ll be healthy in time for the start of the Saints’ offseason program this spring.
Katzenstein further reports that the surgery was elective and had more to do with pain tolerance.
Jordan, who turns 29 at the end of July, is facing a 4-6 week recovery window. He’s arguably coming off of the best season of his career, notching 13.0 sacks (fourth-best in the NFL) for the Saints defense. It wasn’t just the sack total, as Jordan’s 11 pass defenses were on par with some of the cornerbacks in the league like Logan Ryan and Brent Grimes.