The toe injury that forced Devin Hester to miss the first 11 games of the season has led to the need for surgery to repair the damage.
According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Hester is facing a 3-6 month rehab process following surgery to fix a broken sesamoid bone in his right big toe.
Hester was placed on injured reserve/designated to return in October before returning for the final five games of the season. His performance was limited to special teams after his return. Hester had nine kickoff returns for 235 yards and eight punt returns for 34 yards.
Hester is expected to be in a cast for the next three months before transitioning into the remainder of the rehab process.