Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson had surgery on Tuesday, he announced on his Twitter account.
Hankerson did not specify the nature of the surgery, but he tore the labrum in his right hip on Nov. 13 when he was tackled by a Miami Dolphins defender.
Hankerson did not immediately respond to phone messages. He had hoped surgery would not be required, but he tweeted that he will be healthy in time for the start of training camp.
“I’ll be ready to go, jus gota keep working hard with Rehab everyday,” he wrote.
Hankerson is expected to be a prominent member of the offense next season, perhaps even the Redskins’ starting flanker receiver. The third-round draft pick caught 13 passes for 163 yards in four games as a rookie last season.