Ben Watson has undergone surgery on his left ankle, which nagged him throughout the 2007 season. Watson missed 6 games due to this injury, which was induced by the Cowboy's Roy Williams, then reaggrivated in the Pittsburgh game. With mini-camp coming up in early June, recovering from the surgery will probably affect Watson's participation level. Not surprisingly, Watson and the Pats aren't divulging much information about the injury, or what effect it will have on mini-camp or training camp for Watson.
With the release of Kyle Brady a few weeks ago, this surgery means that David Thomas might be seeing even more playing time, which I don't think is a bad thing.