Reports surfaced late last night that running back Bernard Pierce will probably undergo shoulder surgery; per Aaron Wilson from the Baltimore Sun. Pierce was diagnosed at Temple University, his alma-mater, in Philadelphia. At this point the rewards of having the surgery far outweigh the risks.
Pierce would have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. If he did indeed proceed with the surgery Pierce would do it this month to give him sufficient time to heal for the start of mandatory offseason Ravens practices and absolutely get him prepared for the regular season.
Bernard Pierce came out of the 2012 NFL Draft and was selected in the third round, 84th overall. Pierce has made an impact right away. In his rookie season he spelled Ray Rice nicely and although having a down year this past season, has amassed nearly 1000 yards of rushing. Pierce has a very north-south style of running and possesses solid speed and strength. With Baltimore as a team suffering in the running game in 2013, having Pierce in the backfield will surely only help things get back on track.