Jets’ Eric Decker has first of two surgeries

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker underwent the first of two surgeries on Tuesday.

Decker had surgery on his hip after doctors recommended the procedure following a checkup conducted shortly after he was placed on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury on Oct. 12.

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Following a recovery time of six months, and after he is off crutches, doctors will perform the necessary surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff in Decker’s shoulder.

The recovery time for that operation will be eight months.

Prior to his injury, Decker had 194 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns, and had looked well on his way to serving as the team’s valuable No. 2 option in the passing game.

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