Stephen Gostkowski explains real-life reason why he needed hip surgery last season

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Stephen Gostkowski had season-ending hip surgery last October and it not only likely will allow him to continue his football career, but also allow him to have an active lifestyle into his 40s.

The 36-year-old told Pat McAfee on "The Pat McAfee Show" Wednesday if he didn't have the surgery last year, he may have needed hip replacement surgery a few years down the road.

“If I kept playing on it and I kept doing more and more damage on it, I was looking at being 40 and having hip replacement," he said. "Getting it taken care of sooner rather than later h