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Dee Milliner to miss the start of the New York Jets season with injury

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The New York Jets will be forced to start the season without cornerback Dee Milliner.

According to a report from a statement from the Jets, here via NFL.com, Milliner is being forced to have surgery on a wrist injury and will be out for up to two months as he recovers from the operation.

Hardly the ideal start for a Jets who are heading into the 2015 season with a new head coach in Todd Bowles, who would've been hoping for a quiet pre-season.

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When the Jets drafted Milliner with their first round pick in 2013, 9th overall, they were hoping that they would be landing a player who had been a five star recruit out of high school and a big part of Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide.

Instead, it seems they have been saddled with the youngster who had five separate surgeries in his college career.

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Milliner missed 13 games last season thanks to a torn Achilles tendon after missing a majority of training camp with an ankle injury. The cornerback is sliding deep in to draft bust territory.

This year he will be competing for a roster spot as a backup, with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie miles ahead of the 23-year old as the starting cornerbacks for the Mean Green of New York,

The Jets have had terrible luck with injuries lately, with safety Antonio Allen tearing an Achilles tendon that will make him miss the entire season. Not a great week for the Jets secondary to say the least.

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