Ameer Abdullah had major shoulder surgery and could miss entire offseason
A couple weeks ago, reports surfaced that former Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon had microfracture surgery right after the 2015 season ended.
On Thursday, it was revealed that another B1G tailback from the 2015 draft class had major surgery after his rookie season.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Ameer Abdullah underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and he could miss the entire offseason. According to the report, the former Nebraska tailback played in the final two games and went to world-renowned Dr. James Andrews for the procedure.
He is believed to be ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Abdullah had an up and down rookie season for the Detroit Lions after they selected him in the second round. He led the NFL in kickoff return yards and he was the team’s leading rusher. But the former All-B1G back was held to 597 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
There was hope that Abdullah would step in as a three-down back and get more than the 10 touches from scrimmage he averaged in 2015. That could still happen, but Abdullah won’t get a full offseason to make that step in his second year.