When the Jets drafted Dee Milliner in 2013, the hope was that they would get a player finally healthy after five separate surgeries in college: A scope on his right knee, a sports hernia surgery, a procedure on his right tibia and right and left shoulder surgeries.
Instead, they got a player that can only be described as unlucky. Talented, but snakebitten nonetheless.
The Jets announced today that Milliner will undergo surgery on his wrist, a procedure that will keep him out for at least 6-8 weeks. The former first-round pick has played in 16 games over his first two seasons.
In 2014, he missed 13 games with a torn Achilles tendon after missing a majority of camp with an ankle injury.
The sad part is, Milliner's body just may be burned out. He pushed his way through injury at a high level during his college tenure only to find that certain ailments never go away.
The Jets are still momentarily deep at corner despite also losing Antonio Allen for the season. They hope all is not lost for Milliner yet.
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