McCourty underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. The surgery is not believed to be anything serious. Per the report, the procedure was done as a means of absolving a nagging injury that left McCourty with some discomfort during the season. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, he'll be 100 percent well before training camp gets underway.
McCourty (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday. McCourty was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to an undisclosed shoulder injury. However, his full availability in Friday's session puts him right back on track to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.
McCourty (shoulder) logged a limited practice session Thursday. McCourty did not show up on the injury report Wednesday, but he had been dealing with a shoulder injury prior to the playoffs starting. With 10 days to go until the Super Bowl, his limited participation is more than likely precautionary.
McCourty (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets. The Patriots will have their starting free safety in Week 17 as McCourty has avoided any setbacks to his injured shoulder prior to Sunday's tilt. If the team ultimately elects to limit his snap count, however, Duron Harmon could see an increased role in New England's secondary.
McCourty (shoulder) is considered questionable for the Patriots' Week 17 matchup versus the Jets. McCourty's final status is not likely to be determined until he works out prior to the game, but the Patriots could err on the side of caution with their starting free safety in order to ensure his health heading into the playoffs. If that is the case, look for Duron Harmon to replace him in the secondary.