Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker injures shoulder in practice, undergoes surgery

Decker undergoes shoulder surgery

Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker (Getty)
Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker (Getty)

DETROIT – Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker injured his shoulder during OTA practices last week.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters on Tuesday that Decker underwent surgery.

“It got repaired and we’ll see how he progresses along,” Caldwell said. “The doctors will certainly give us updates as he goes … he’s on the road to recovery.”

Caldwell did not provide a timetable for his return, but hoped to have a better idea closer to training camp in July.

Decker, entering his second NFL year, had a solid rookie year with the Lions, allowing only 4.5 sacks, grading in the top 12 tackles by PFF.

“It’s just kind of the nature of our game,” Caldwell said. “You have to adjust and that’s one of the things that our personnel office does a great job of. I think our players do a tremendous job of. We’ll adjust and keep moving.”

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