When Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson went under the knife on March 10 to repair the stress fracture in his left foot, he was initially expected to miss 2-3 months. Now, more than four months later, Dobson isn't on the field. He's still working his way back and is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list. There's a reason for this delay.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, sources revealed Tuesday that Dobson had a screw planted in his foot during surgery. Dobson wasn't even cleared to run until earlier this month and is still building up strength so that he can plant and cut aggressively, according to Howe.
So, that initial timetable turned out to be too optimistic. Howe doesn't hint that Dobson is at risk of missing any regular-season games, but there also isn't a set date for him to participate in training camp. He has some sleeper value in his second season. However, injuries are a major worry right now, and he's only a WR5.