Lex Hilliard to Have Season Ending Surgery

By Alan Schechter

Jul 29, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard (36) runs a drill during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Well, it would appear that Tommy Bohanon has won the fullback job with the New York Jets by default.

Take a look at the Tweet from Pro Football Talk:

Jets FB Lex Hilliard will have season-ending surgery to repair a broken scapula, per league source.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 21, 2013

Other reporter sources have confirmed that Hilliard will be having surgery to repair a broken scapula, or shoulder blade for those of us that are not in the medical field, and will miss the entire 2013 season. At practice yesterday, he was escorted from the field, clearly suffering from shoulder pain.

Tough break for Hilliard, who filled in admirably after taking over for “Terminator” Conner. However, this doesn’t change the plans for the Jets’ much, as anyone that has been watching has said on no uncertain terms that Bohanon has been leading the fullback competition by default.

Bohanon has been noted for his blocking and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, which make him the greater weapon in the West Coast offense.