Benard Pierce needs shoulder surgery

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce is expected to undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair damage to his rotator cuff, according to a league source.

Surgery hasn't been scheduled yet. If Pierce has the procedure, it would take place this month to allow him sufficient time to heal for next season.

The initial recommendation for Pierce was that he needed to have surgery, which would require four to five months of rehabilitation this offseason. If Pierce opts not to have surgery, he would still require months of rehab to strengthen the shoulder.

Fantasy Impact: 

Pierce should have plenty of time to heal before training camp starts provided he has the surgery soon.

Filed Under: 2013, W19

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