The injury news just keeps getting worse for Eric Decker.
The Jets wide receiver, who was already on IR and out for the year with a torn rotator cuff, underwent hip surgery on Tuesday, the team announced. The need for the hip surgery came to light when Decker was evaluated when he was placed on IR.
He still needs to have a procedure on his shoulder, per the team, and will have that once he is off crutches from the hip surgery.
The hip surgery’s recovery time is estimated to be six months while the shoulder surgery will take eight months to recover from. Presumably, then, Decker likely will miss OTAs and minicamp next year.
Decker played in three games for the Jets this season, catching nine passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, before the shoulder injury knocked him out of action. He was placed on IR last week.
Gang Green badly misses the No. 2 receiver, as the offense has been a disaster in the midst of the team’s terrible 1-5 start. The Jets have scored the fewest points per game in the league.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News