He’s been nearsighted since college.
Quarterback Jameis Winston underwent LASIK surgery this month to repair his eyesight, CBS Sports reports.
Winston has been nearsighted since college, and Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians commented on it during the final press conference of 2019.
“He can’t read the scoreboard but he can see the guys in front of him,” Arians said. “So he’s all right.”
Last week Winston posted a selfie on Instagram wearing oversized sunglasses, accompanied by the caption, “They know!!!!”
The word LASIK is an acronym for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.” The procedure reshapes the cornea so that light entering the eye can be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.
Winston is now an unrestricted free agent, and the Buccaneers have to decide whether they want to sign him again or allow the former No. 1 overall pick to hit the open market.
The team went 7-9 as Winston threw for a career-high and league-leading 5,109 yards.