Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair had surgery on Tuesday to remove a cracked bone spur from his left ankle.
"We are pleased that the surgery went as expected," said Titans general manager Floyd Reese. "This procedure should alleviate any future ankle problems and will let him regain full strength sometime in May."
McNair, along with the Colts' Peyton Manning, was the NFL's co-MVP last season. He threw for 3,215 yards on 62.5 percent passing, connecting for 24 touchdowns with only seven interceptions in leading the Titans to the AFC semifinals.
The oft-injured McNair sprained the ankle on December 7 against Indianapolis. The third overall pick in the NFL Draft, McNair turned 31 on Saturday, and is scheduled to begin his rehabilitation on Wednesday.