Surgery Coming for Figgins

ORLANDO – Tight end Bruce Figgins has spent most of his season battling through shoulder injury that has limited his performance, so it's no wonder that he's looking forward to getting healthy during the offseason.

That doesn't mean, however, that he's not a little wary of his impending surgery, which is scheduled for the week after the Capital One Bowl.

"I'm a little nervous about it," Figgins said, "but I'm ready to get it over with so I can get my rehab done and be 100 percent."

Easing the nerves a bit is a healthy dose of empathy from many teammates. Figgins said he has gotten advice from Darius Dewberry, who underwent shoulder surgery three weeks ago, and Dannell Ellerbe, who had a similar procedure early in his career.

"They told me just not to try to rush anything, take my time and do everything they tell me to do," Figgins said.


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