Derrick Mason has surgery

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason had surgery to repair his broken right pinkie finger, a procedure that should allow him to return in time for a Nov. 7 game against the Miami Dolphins following a bye. "I had surgery on it Monday," Mason told FOX Sports 1370 radio

"Put a pin in it, so it's good for me that we've got a week off, almost two weeks, so it allows my hand to heal and I'll be out there ready to play when we play Miami."

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Mason hasn't missed a game in eight years. He has been dealing with the injury for the past two weeks after initially breaking it against the New England Patriots. Mason ranks second on the team with 26 receptions for 357 yards.

"If the bye week hadn't come this week I would have just waited until the bye week to get it done," Mason said. "I played with it in the New England game and I played with it last week. "Eventually I was going to have it done, so why not have it during the bye week? That gives me two weeks to heal and then be ready to play."

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