Manti Te'o missed the first three games of his rookie season with a foot injury.

It appears the ailment didn't go away entirely.

The Chargers linebacker had surgery this month, a team spokesman said Tuesday. The official spoke in response to an Instagram account that leaked a foot surgery occurring last week, although the spokesman said he could not confirm the account's authenticity.

The social media page, which claims to be Te'o's, posted an X-ray of a right foot that appears to show a surgically-mended stress fracture of the third metatarsal. A second photo shows a right foot in a cast, resting atop an apparent hospital bed.

"Surgery went well. Thanks for all the prayers!" one caption read. "Can't wait to heal up and get on my grind! #blessed."

"Broke my foot in the beginning of the season and finally got it fixed," another caption read. "Thank you Heavenly Father for these doctors."