St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells had knee surgery, again, this month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The arthroscopic surgery was to repair torn cartilage.
Wells had surgery on the same right knee last spring.
The knee was injured in his first practice back from surgery on a fractured foot. Wells missed nine games due to the foot injury.
"It's been a frustrating year for me," Wells told the Post-Dispatch after the season. "This is the first time I've had to deal with an injury that has limited my availability. I don't think I've missed more than two games up to this point in my career due to injuries.
"So, a frustrating year for me with the knee, then the foot, then the knee. But I was able to push through the knee at the end and the foot's fine. I look forward to an offseason to get healthy. It's the same knee and it's just years of abuse playing and it's just kind of fouled up."
Wells signed a four-year, $24 million free-agent deal in the spring after eight seasons in Green Bay. The Packers didn't make a serious attempt to re-sign the veteran due to his age (now 32) and price tag. There were concerns that Wells had peaked and his age could lead to a decline in play as well as injuries over the course of his contract.