According to PackersNews.com, Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder today. This was learned after House’s wife eluded to it via Twitter on Wednesday morning.
House injured his shoulder in the 2012 preseason opener at San Diego and did not see his first regular season action until October 21st against the St. Louis Rams. House played the rest of the season with a harness protecting the shoulder.
The hope was that he could avoid surgery and recover via the rehab process, but the decision to have surgery is indicative of the team’s concern over the injury possibly worsening.
This calls to mind the situation that another Packers cornerback, Tramon Williams, was in last year. Williams suffered nerve damage to his shoulder in the 2011 opener against the New Orleans Saints. Williams’ play seemingly dropped off after that and many suspect that the shoulder injury was a big contributor.
Hopefully House is able to recover and return to full form by the time camp opens this summer. Since being drafted in 2011, House has given the Packers and fans high hopes that he will play a large role in the team’s future plans at cornerback.
House played in nine games and racked up 26 tackles, a sack and a blocked punt on special teams this season.