Wide receiver DeVante Parker’s rookie season hit a bump in the road this spring when he needed to have surgery on his foot.
Parker had a screw inserted into the foot during a previous operation and needed to have it replaced, something that the Dolphins indicated was a precautionary measure to make sure that their first-round pick was able to play without pain during the regular season. The expectation at the time was that Parker would be good to go for the opening week of the regular season.
It’s been a bit more than a month since Parker had the surgery and nothing appears to have changed about that outlook. Parker’s agent James Gould said that “everything is perfect” with Parker’s recovery and that doctors are confident that the foot won’t be a problem again.
“I don’t think it will happen again,” Gould said, via the Miami Herald. “They got it right.”
Parker’s early work with the Dolphins led to rave reviews and the team hopes that continues into the regular season after making Parker a centerpiece of their offseason overhaul of the wide receiver group.