Dee Milliner will have shoulder surgery after combine


Alabama's Dee Milliner, projected by all experts to be the top cornerback taken in April's NFL draft, will have surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder after this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine, according to a source who has spoken with the player.

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Milliner still will perform every drill at the combine except for the bench press, according to

The cornerback suffered the injury during his final season at Alabama and played through it during the Crimson Tide's title run. 

Milliner emerged in 2012 after playing behind other NFL-bound stars such as Dre Kirkpatrick, Dont'a Hightower and Mark Barron in 2011.

Milliner's surgery will take place before Alabama's pro day, which is scheduled for March 13.

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