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.