Thursday, July 11, 2024

Jets WR Decker has shoulder surgery

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has had shoulder surgery. Decker will be able to rehab his shoulder in the off-season.

He was placed on injured reserve last month because of a torn rotator cuff. The injury requires surgery — which he did not have right away. When doctors were looking at his shoulder injury, they also discovered that he had to have hip surgery, too.

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker during the game against the Buffalo Bills
Eric Decker during the game against the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jerome Davis/Getty Images)

He had the hip surgery in October. His wife Jessie James Decker announced this morning that he was having the surgery in a hospital room with hospital garb on. She said on Twitter, “Surgery number 2! Doin(g) this now so he’s recovered and ready just in time for next season. Good luck to my sweet man!”

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Decker is expected to have an eight-month recovery. He’s expected to be sidelined through at least July.

He’s expected to make $7.25 million in 2017. It will be his fourth season with the Jets after signing with the team as a free agent. He began his National Football League with the Denver Broncos.

This season, he has nine receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns. In the Jets loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, he had a 31-yard reception.

Decker has appeared in 95 games in his career. He made 75 starts. 

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The Cold Spring, Minnesota native has had 385 receptions for 5,253 yards in his career. He has also had 52 touchdowns. 

He also had one carry for one yard. 

The 3 games from this season are the fewest he has played in any season of his career. His previous lowest was 14 games during his rookie season. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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