Detroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor Decker suffered a shoulder injury last week in practice and underwent surgery Monday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Tuesday.
Decker, a three-year starter and All-American for the Ohio State Buckeyes and a graduate of Vandalia Butler High School, suffered the injury during OTAs (organized team activities).
“We’ll see how he progresses,” Caldwell said. “The doctors will give us updates as he goes. He’s on the road to recovery. Anytime you have had surgery, you don’t know details about how long it will actually take. We’ll update you in the fall.”
Decker, the Lions’ first-round pick in 2016, started all 16 games as a rookie. He was the first rookie offensive tackle to start every game for the Lions since 2001.