Philadelphia Eagle Lineman Has Lap Band Surgery

Philadelphia Eagles backup right guard Max Jean-Gilles missed a practice today at the team’s facilities because of a scheduled surgery.

Max Jean-Gilles Lap Band Surgery

(Photo is six years, 50 pounds ago)

Lap band surgery.

Jean-Gilles, who has reportedly tipped the scales at as much as 400 pounds, has been nagged by constant injuries since he was drafted out of the University of Georgia in 2006. Injuries that he and the Eagles attribute to his weight.

Philly.com reports Jean-Gilles and his wife “researched” the prospect of lap band surgery, talking to friends of the family about it. And today was the day Jean-Gilles went through with procedure, which he hopes will help him lose “50 to 80 pounds very quickly.”

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