Jim McMahon, who led the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl championship last January, will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the football season, including the playoffs, the quarterback said Tuesday. McMahon's shoulder injury was aggravated when he was slammed to the ground Sunday by Charles Martin of the Green Bay Packers.
Martin, who was ejected from the game for roughing McMahon, was suspended Tuesday for two games. It was the most severe penalty handed down for an on-the-field incident in Pete Rozelle's 26 years as commissioner of the National Football League.
McMahon said he would undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured right throwing shoulder Dec. 12 at the office of Dr. Frank Jobe, a Los Angeles orthopedic specialist.
"He told me the same thing the team doctors said--there's a tear in the rotator cuff--and it needs to be repaired," McMahon said in Los Angeles.