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Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson undergoes foot surgery

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The Patriots’ leading rookie receiver in 2013 is on the mend after undergoing surgery on his left foot on Monday.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, wideout Aaron Dobson faces a 2-3 month recovery after the procedure to address a stress fracture.

A second-round pick from Marshall, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Dobson paced Patriots rookies in catches (37) and yards (519) and finished second on the club in TD catches (four). He played in 12 regular season games and one postseason contest for New England in 2013.

If the recovery period reported by the Herald is as anticipated, the 22-year-old Dobson should be ready for training camp in the summer, with his offseason workout participation in the spring a function of how quickly he heals. Considering his production, playing time earned and promise displayed in 2013, Dobson seems likely to have a regular role in the offense next season.

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12 Responses to “Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson undergoes foot surgery”
  1. anonymous135 says: Mar 11, 2014 12:18 AM

    I wonder why he waited so long to do this?

    Best of luck to a speedy recovery, no MSRA or other complications – stay away from Gronk..

  2. slaugin says: Mar 11, 2014 12:26 AM

    It’s disappointing they waited this long to have the surgery. No one to blame but the organization for this one

  3. patriotsarespygaters says: Mar 11, 2014 12:28 AM

    Lol this team is full of glass pass catchers all of ’em they can’t even stay healthy off the field softies

  4. bigsowce says: Mar 11, 2014 12:56 AM

    go pats

  5. rainmaker1982 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:21 AM

    I hope he can bounce back from this. If he can come back from this injury, expect an impact ala Alshon Jeffrey in year 2.

  6. descendency says: Mar 11, 2014 1:51 AM

    The one stat you left off that is kind of troubling with Dobson was targets. He had a dismal catch to target ratio.

  7. apaxpilot says: Mar 11, 2014 2:37 AM

    Pats need better wide receivers through free agency.

  8. patsnation7 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 AM

    Time to sign a solid reciever like Nicks or Decker. You can’t trust this guy he didn’t drop a single pass in college but in the NFL he dropped almost every pass.

  9. spammerscrammer says: Mar 11, 2014 6:28 AM

    Waited until mid-March for a surgery that takes 3 months to recover from?
    What’s up with that?
    He had this injury during the season, forcing him to miss a bunch of games. It is baffling they waited this long to address it. Yes, the 3 months would still allow him to be on time for training camp, but it is not unusual to have surgery complications (ask Gronk and Brady). And, as a rookie in particular, training and conditioning ought to be a year round activity.
    Oh well. He better step up, bad foot and all. With Edelman probably gone Brady is going to have to look his way a lot more this year.

  10. jimmyt says: Mar 11, 2014 7:05 AM

    Huh, I didn’t know they had any wide outs.

  11. rc33 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:54 AM

    It’s a stress fracture. Surgery is not always the first option you think of. Stay of it awhile, let it mend, see how it feels. Yeah, in light of what we know now, I’d rather have had the procedure a month ago, but not a big deal. Recovery may likely be closer to 2 months than 3.

  12. bigbamboom1 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:22 PM

    He didn’t have the surgery right away because he was advised to rest and rehab it by the team. They treated it like a high ankle sprain. The guy actually had the injury for the full second half of last season. And played through it. He manned up because the team really really needed him for the playoffs. I wish him all the best. Because a healthy Aaron Dobson could easily blossom into one of the best WR in the NFL with Tom Brady as his QB. I commend the Patriots for finally having him cure the problem. They’ll need him ready in AUgust-September.

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