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Decker has hip surgery, with shoulder surgery later

Bilal Powell, Eric Decker AP

Injured Jets wide receiver Eric Decker had hip surgery Tuesday, the team announced, and that was just part of the surprising news regarding Decker’s status.

Decker is on the injured-reserve list due to a shoulder injury. Per the team, the hip surgery was “deemed necessary” during an evaluation for the shoulder injury last week.

The team’s statement said the anticipated recovery time for the hip surgery is six months, and once Decker is off crutches he will then have shoulder surgery and have an eight-month timetable for recovery from the shoulder surgery. Those time frames aren’t successive; he’ll be off crutches in fewer than six months. Once that happens, he will have shoulder surgery.

Decker, 29, had nine catches, two for touchdowns, in three games this season. He’s signed through the 2018 season.

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25 Responses to “Decker has hip surgery, with shoulder surgery later”
  1. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Oct 18, 2016 4:33 PM

    Skill position player + hip injury = done

  2. juice08 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:35 PM

    I realize 6+8 is 14, but I don’t think he’ll wait the full six months to have that shoulder surgery considering that he just has to wait until he’s off crutches.

  3. Big Ant TV says: Oct 18, 2016 4:35 PM

    who wants too bet the Jets cut ties with him mid late 2017 too save some $$$

  4. jagsfan1 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:35 PM

    Amazing how much abuse these guys take. I am starting to think that once they are 26-27 and been in the league 5 yrs(unless qb) the best days are already behind them.

    JJ Watt anyone?

  5. bazookajoeflacco says: Oct 18, 2016 4:38 PM

    If Pitta can do it twice and come back strong, Decker can do it once.

  6. 12coltsfan12 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:38 PM

    and the jokes, I mean jets, will remain in the toilet bowles…

  7. mortyglickstein says: Oct 18, 2016 4:40 PM

    Jet fans, hit the deck!

  8. jackedupboonie says: Oct 18, 2016 4:40 PM

    What?? This guy is done, and collecting whatever injury money left available.

  9. redclaw1314 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:44 PM

    Tough loss, the Jets are not the same team without him. Jets have a tough road ahead for the next few years.

  10. steelpenguin6687 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:48 PM

    “Per the team, the hip surgery was “deemed necessary” during an evaluation for the shoulder injury last week.”

    According to Dem Bones, the thigh bone, not the shoulder bone, is connected to the hip bone…lol

    Seriously though, I wish him a speedy recovery…

  11. tylawspick6 says: Oct 18, 2016 4:49 PM

    They did it to themselves. Overpaying for primadonnas all over the field, is why the Jets suck.

    They completely ignore the proper way to build a team under a rookie cap.

  12. piratefreedom says: Oct 18, 2016 4:49 PM

    Jets will be picking low enough to find a franchise QB.
    could be a blessing in disguise.

  13. carloswlassiter says: Oct 18, 2016 4:57 PM

    Tell me again why they are carrying 4 QBs?

  14. vicnocal says: Oct 18, 2016 4:59 PM

    Get well soon, Decker. In the meantime you can occupy your time with that there little wife of yours.
    #MustBeNice

  15. bocadiver1 says: Oct 18, 2016 5:07 PM

    Nasty, vicnocal, nasty. But I still gave it a thumbs-up.

  16. 1captain1 says: Oct 18, 2016 5:08 PM

    Go in for a shoulder x-ray and come out with Hip Surgery.

    WTH?

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 18, 2016 5:13 PM

    Just when the media was trying to blame all of the Jets offensive problems on Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 18, 2016 5:13 PM

    De thigh bone is disconnected from de hip bone, de arm bone is disconnected from de shoulder bone, damn bones, damn bones, damn brittle dry bones…

  19. nflrule says: Oct 18, 2016 5:15 PM

    Poor pretty boy…

  20. zeke2517 says: Oct 18, 2016 5:25 PM

    “I realize 6+8 is 14, but I don’t think he’ll wait the full six months to have that shoulder surgery considering that he just has to wait until he’s off crutches.”

    Thank you. I mean, I read the article too, but it’s nice that you repeated part of it for the rest of us.

  21. jackedupboonie says: Oct 18, 2016 5:36 PM

    Guy was over rated, over paid….do think he’s going to go 24/7 gung ho to be like AP and train and rehab to get back…..to do what?? He plays for the jets, once they cut him….nobody will sign him, and he’s made too much lottery money to just play for league minimum if he could ever get back right from these injuries anyways

  22. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 18, 2016 5:39 PM

    Assuming that the hip surgery recovery holds up at six months, that makes his recovery time approximately April 18. Assuming he has the shoulder surgery on April 19, that means that the standard 4-6 month recovery time for this type of shoulder surgery has him returning to catching footballs sometime between August 19 and October 19.

    He’ll most likely miss time next year. Too bad, as he’s such a fun player to watch, even for us non-Jets fans.

  23. platinumraider32 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:52 PM

    1captain1 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:08 PM
    Go in for a shoulder x-ray and come out with Hip Surgery.

    WTH?
    ________________________________________

    You reminded me of back in the day when I injured my back. I go see the Orthopedic Surgeon about it and he notices that I have scar tissue on my elbow. I was like…”Doc….let’s just deal with the back”.

    Obviously not as serious as Decker but it happens more times than people realize.

    “Hip injuries” are a death sentence for most football players, especially if they require surgery.

  24. JSpicoli says: Oct 18, 2016 7:08 PM

    Could you find out and tell us what the procedure on the hip was for? Labrum, floating body, FAI etc.

    It makes a difference as to long term prognosis.

  25. weepingjebus says: Oct 18, 2016 8:46 PM

    Sounds like he’s getting the full Clinton. Maybe there was a sale.

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