The budding star offensive lineman underwent surgery for a torn labrum this week and received a recovery timetable of four to six months, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. This would make Decker a realistic candidate to start the season on the physically unable to perform list.
Decker was hurt a few weeks ago during offseason training activities.
This is obviously a tough hit to take. Decker was remarkably mature for a rookie last season. In a pass-heavy offense, he was a strength and not a liability, leading to a solid season for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford's interception percentage was at a career low.