The New England Patriots are hoping that wide receiver Aaron Dobson will receive a definitive diagnosis on the stress fracture in his left foot in the next two weeks, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the report, Dobson has been told to rest, which has prevented him from undertaking a full offseason fitness program. In the next fortnight, he will discover whether this has been effective, or if surgery will be required. The Patriots offseason program starts on April 21, and it is unlikely Dobson will be ready.
The former second round pick will be hoping to make a big improvement after his 519 yard, four touchdown rookie season.
“I think it’s going to be a big jump. Everyone does say it’s a big jump from year one to year two, so I’ve got to benefit as much as I can with the workouts, getting with Tom, running extra routes, getting my timing right with him, extra time in the playbook. I’ve been here for a year, so it’s just growing. I think this is going to be the biggest year.
“(The expectations are) definitely high. Coming into next year, we can definitely do some things.”