Eric Decker went on I.R. for a partially torn rotator cuff, or so we thought. On Tuesday we found out that Eric Decker actually had hip surgery. Jessie James Decker described it this way on Twitter.
— Jessie James Decker (@JessieJDecker) October 18, 2016
He’s been quietly battling these injuries for years and fighting through them. So much respect for my husband & his love for the game! Thanks for the well wishes. He’s doin great!! Get ready #2017 he will be ready to rock!!!
Todd Bowles confirmed the surgery and didn’t provide an exact timeline for Decker’s return.
Well his (hip) got done today and I don’t know how long he’ll be on crutches. He had hip surgery, I’m sorry. I don’t know when he’ll be off crutches, but they’re saying it’s going be a little while for recovery. They just gave me a couple of months, they didn’t give me an estimation.
When asked if Decker’s 2017 season could be a concern he said…
It’s probably too early for that. I think it’ll be close, but I have to see how he heals.
The Jets did provide a more detailed explanation on their website.
The hip surgery was deemed necessary during an evaluation that occurred when Decker was placed on injured reserve for a torn rotator cuff on October 12. The anticipated recovery time for the surgery is six months. Once Decker is off crutches, he will subsequently undergo a procedure on his shoulder. The estimated recovery for his shoulder surgery is eight months.
You can read more and see fan reaction in our NY Jets forum.