The NFL announced Thursday that former Philadelphia Eagles running back Robert Plantars fascial repair is being considered for the 2016 season.
Plantar fases are fasculitis-like symptoms that develop as a result of injury.
The condition is typically caused by the repetitive stress and tightness in the tendons, ligaments and muscles that connect the hip joint to the lower leg.
The treatment involves repairing the joint and stretching it.
The league said that Plantar will be placed on season-ending injured reserve and could miss at least two games.
He will be eligible to return for the 2015 season.
The NFL has not released any specific timetable for his return.
The team said it was hopeful Plantar would be cleared to return to action in time for the playoffs.
It’s not clear if Plantar can be back this season, but the team said the treatment would be done before training camp.
Plantars return would come on the heels of an ACL injury that sidelined him for all of 2015.