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Punter will need offseason surgery

Updated: January 13, 2010, 9:04 AM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford passed a stress test Monday and should be fine for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego -- although he says he will require a surgical procedure after the season. Weatherford also had surgery when he was 16 for the problem.

Weatherford missed last weekend's victory at Cincinnati because of a rapid heartbeat.

"You can't be sure what the doctors will tell you," Weatherford said after practicing Tuesday. "The doctors knew ...

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