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Dee Milliner needs shoulder surgery

Dee Milliner, DaVaris Daniels AP

The top cornerback in this year’s draft is dealing with a lingering injury that will require surgery.

Alabama’s Dee Milliner has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will have surgery after the Scouting Combine, his agent told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The doctors have informed us that he will be 100 percent and fully recovered in time for training camp in July,” said Tony Fleming, one of Milliner’s reps with Impact Sports. “We will be providing all NFL clubs information prior to surgery and updates close to the draft.”

The injury apparently isn’t bothering Milliner too much, because he played through it during the 2012 season at Alabama and is still planning to do every workout at the Combine except the bench press. But surgery will be necessary, and Milliner will have to sit out Alabama’s Pro Day.

Milliner is universally regarded as the top cornerback in this year’s draft. Assuming the surgery is successful (and we can’t remember the last time a player’s surgery was described as anything other than “successful”), that likely won’t change, and this surgery will be viewed as a bump in the road.

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4 Responses to “Dee Milliner needs shoulder surgery”
  1. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 21, 2013 7:47 AM

    Fall to 12? Maybe?

  2. brutus9448 says: Feb 21, 2013 8:57 AM

    no matter I bet he drops a few spots in the draft because of it

  3. 8drinkminimum says: Feb 21, 2013 9:00 AM

    Please drop to the 12th pick.

  4. superschrec says: Feb 21, 2013 9:23 AM

    Dont like this regardless of the severity of the injury or the seriousness of the surgery.
    Had high hopes for this guy, looks like his stock may fall. Should have had the surgery after the BCS title game so he would be good for the combine. mudncleats.com has tons of draft info. Teams will lean away from a guy that may give one thing during the combine and have something completely different during camp

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