Dom DeCicco is Scheduled for Hip Surgery


Dom DeCicco’s long-shot quest to win a roster spot as a linebacker with the Vikings took what will likely prove to be a fatal hit with the news that he must undergo a surgical procedure on his hip.

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said DeCicco will get the surgery on Thursday and after that…anybody’s guess (via

"DeCicco’s return timetable is not certain, according to Zimmer. “I don’t know, we’ll have to see after the procedure,” Zimmer said."

DeCicco was at one time thought of as a possible heir-apparent to Brian Urlacher in Chicago but injuries ended that notion, and DeCicco ended up being let go by Chicago.

The Vikings picked the ex-Bear up earlier this offseason to help with their linebacker/special teams depth. Even with all the uncertainty at linebacker, DeCicco was never able to put himself in serious consideration for a future role with the team.

Mike Zimmer may be taking a wait-and-see approach in his public statements about DeCicco but that’s just good form by the coach. It was fun having you, DeCicco. Enjoy your fruit basket or whatever.

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