Cowboys’ linebacker Stephen Hodge missed his entire rookie season last year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee and, in a sad turn, he will miss his entire sophomore season with microfracture surgery on his right knee. Hodge underwent the procedure on Thursday, just two days after becoming eligible to come off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Hodge was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 draft out of Texas Christian University, where he played strong safety. The Cowboys, upon acquiring him, took to converting him to linebacker but, thus far, injuries have severely hampered his development.
The procedure undergone by Hodge entails a long recovery time, and he has been placed on injured reserve by the team.
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