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Miami Dolphins Rookie Wide Receiver DeVante Parker Has Foot Surgery

The Dolphins first round draft selection underwent foot surgery this morning.

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Per reports by NFL reporter Ian Rapaport, Dolphins first-round pick DeVante Parker had successful foot surgery this morning. The procedure was to replace a screw in his foot from a previous surgery during his senior year of college at the University of Louisville. Reports from various Dolphins reporters say that the procedure was done with the long-term in mind. The team felt his development thus far was sufficient and therefore wanted to get this procedure done now and not have issues during the season.

The surgery will sideline Parker for at least 6 weeks and possibly more. It's possible he could return for latter parts of training camp and the preseason, but the objective goal for his return, as reported, is the season opener in Washington. Again, the critical information regarding this development is that Parker's surgery was preventative and not a result of any new injury.