Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery

Cincinnati Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery

Burfict could be back by training camp, according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

"I don't see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won't be back like he was," ElAttrache told NFL Network. "Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it's not really news when it works out."

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis disclosed the surgery at the Senior Bowl.

Burfict signed a four-year, $20.5 million contract last year. He was limited to five games, though, despite undergoing surgery on his left knee in October.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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