Dion Jordan to have surgery to repair torn labrum


INDIANAPOLIS -- Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan announced Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine that he'll have surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Dion is expected to be sidelined for three to four months, meaning he won't able to participate in any rookie camps, organized team activities or, possibly, minicamps. However, he should be ready in time for NFL training camp.

Jordan is one of the most intriguing pass rushers available in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has tremendous athletic ability to go along with a 6-foot-6, 243-pound frame. He has been compared to former NFL linebacker Julian Peterson and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.

This should have been a big weekend for Jordan. He could have worked himself into top-10 selection territory for the draft, but teams now will worry about the injury. Jordan is even more of a risk-reward prospect than he already was heading into the combine.

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