The surgery is being termed as "minor." (Just like all offseason surgeries.) Webster called the surgery "commonplace." Britt is recovering from a torn ACL suffered early last season.
Webster has a point that many players get a second surgery during their rehabilitation from a torn ACL. That doesn't mean it's a particularly good sign for Britt's readiness for the 2012 season. Britt said earlier this week he hopes to be ready for Week 1, but this is clearly a setback.
If the Titans can get Britt healthy, they will have a suddenly dangerous skill-position group, with rookie Kendall Wright, tight end Jared Cook, receiver Nate Washington, and a potentially revived Chris Johnson.
The more likely scenario is that Britt won't be all the way back to his old self until late in the 2012 season or even 2013.