GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it's unclear if he'll be back with the Green Bay Packers.

Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked Raji out for the 2014 season.

Raji had signed a one-year deal in the offseason to remain in Green Bay. He was having a good training camp after being moved back to nose tackle from end.

The six-year veteran from Boston College said he would love to remain a Packer, though he's concentrating on his recovery and helping younger Green Bay teammates on the line.

Green Bay drafted Raji in the first round in 2009.

Raji said he must wait for scar tissue to heal before starting the rehab process, but doctors have assured him that he'll return to full strength.

 

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