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 finished the 2017 regular season with a team-high 97 tackles and an interception in 16 games.
McCourty, who practiced fully Friday as the Patriots continue their prep for Super Bowl LII, is under contract with the team through the 2019 season. A first-rounder in 2010, McCourty is a team leader and still going strong at this stage of his career. He's poised to remain a mainstay in the New England secondary again next season.
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.
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