DeVante Parker Has Foot Surgery; Expected Back for Week 1

Photo: Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post
Photo: Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker underwent foot surgery on Friday morning and will miss the rest of the offseason program. He is expected to be back and ready for week one of the NFL season.

It sounds like the surgery was just to replace the screw that was put in his foot last season. The following is from Mike Florio of

Per a team source, Parker underwent foot surgery this morning. As is always the case when NFL players go under the knife, the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready to go for Week One in September.

It’s unclear how or when the injury occurred. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the surgery was performed as a precaution, and that the injury wouldn’t have kept Parker from playing this week, if it had happened in the regular season.

Some people see “surgery” and freak out or think that this is a new injury. If you read the comments section on some of the posts about this, people are already calling him a “bust”, which is laughable. Not so much. Parker also put up great numbers after coming back from surgery last season. My crazy prediction: he will be just fine. Stop panicking Dolphins fans and media-not-from-Louisville.

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