Decker underwent hip surgery and timetable is uncertain

Eric Decker could be lost for much longer than expected after undergoing hip surgery today.

Florham Park, N.J. - New York Jets fans, brace yourselves for some bad news. Eric Decker underwent hip surgery today. Yep, the same top receiver that was placed on the IR for a torn rotator cuff. Losing Decker for the season was a huge blow, especially since the Jets haven't scored over 20 points since Week Two. It's even worse that Decker could be lost for the beginning of the 2017 season.

Decker was placed on injured reserve on October 12 for a torn rotator cuff. He suffered the injury in Buffalo, but made it worse when he played in Kansas City. The recovery time for the hip surgery is six months. Once he is off crutches, that's when he plans to undergo a procedure on his shoulder. The estimated recovery time for the surgery on his shoulder is eight months.

If anyone is keeping count at home, he should be off crutches by April. If he gets the surgery on his shoulder right after his recovery, then he should be back by December. That's 14 months before he is able to return to football activities. 

In the three games he's played in this season, Decker has caught nine passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. This is coming off of an amazing 2015 campaign, where he reeled in 80 balls for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. Decker is signed throughout the 2018 season. 

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