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Report: Atlanta Falcons rookie Vic Beasley to forgo surgery, allow torn labrum to heal naturally

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Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons rookie phenom Vic Beasley revealed late in the season that he was playing with a torn labrum. The injury explained some of his steeper than expected learning curve. That said, Vic had a respectable first season as a professional, even with the injury. According to Dan Quinn, they're not going the surgical route.

Quinn initially said Beasley did not have surgery. When asked to clarify if that means Beasley would recover without surgery, Quinn said, "That's correct, yep." Beasley, the team's first-round draft pick (eighth overall) out of Clemson last season, led the team with four sacks, which also set a franchise rookie record. He fell well below his goal of double-digits sacks, but Beasley refused to use the shoulder injury as an excuse.

I'm not a doctor, but I do know how to Google. According to this fancy website run by Johns Hopkins, recovery from labrum surgery can take 2-3 months. Maybe they just did a cost-benefit analysis and concluded that surgery wasn't worth it. With a little R and R, hopefully Vic will be good as new. It's certainly something to keep an eye on as the off-season progresses.

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