Jets wide receiver Eric Decker underwent hip surgery today, according to a press release from the team. Once he’s off crutches, he’ll have to undergo a procedure on his shoulder. He’ll need six months to recover from the hip operation followed by eight months for his shoulder, though he’ll be off crutches sooner than six months from now. It’s not clear what his total timetable is for recovery at this time, but it’s very possible that he could miss the beginning of the 2017 season as he bounces back from two major surgeries.
Decker appeared in three games for Gang Green this season and totaled nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He enjoyed his best season as a Jet last year, catching 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Jets, sans Decker, fell to 1-5 last night in a one-sided contest against the Cardinals. Next up is a Sunday tilt with the Ravens.
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