Rogers initially wanted to play through the pain indefinitely but at the behest of Lions president and CEO Matt Millen, Rogers will have the surgery, possibly as early as this weekend.
"Shaun's ankle was bothering him during workouts so we had it looked at," Millen told Detroit Lions.com. "The ankle is in great shape but they found some chips in there. It was swelling up so we will get that taken care of now."
Rogers has had a history of ankle problems. After be unable to perform at the NFL combine, because of suffering an the injury in his senior season at the University of Texas, Rogers dropped to the second round of the draft before being selected by the Detroit Lions.
Millen noted that the Lions will make full use of their underwater treadmill facility to avoid allowing Rogers to gain wait during his recuperation period.
"We will work him hard," Millen told Detroit Lions.com . "He will want to get on the field. We can put him in the pool with the underwater treadmill and that keeps the weight off the injury."