Jets' Decker has shoulder surgery, 4 weeks after hip surgery

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Decker's wife Jessie James tweeted a photo of her husband in his hospital bed and preparing for the procedure Tuesday morning.

She sent an update about an hour later saying Decker was out of surgery and the doctor told her ''he did great.''

Decker, on injured reserve because of his ailing shoulder, also had hip surgery on Oct. 18 . The team announced at that time that the anticipated recovery time for the hip surgery was six months.

When the wide receiver was able to get off crutches, he went ahead and had the surgery on his shoulder, with an expected recovery time of about eight months.

Decker has said he anticipates being ready for the start of next season.


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