Dixon (knee) will miss the 2017 season after undergoing surgery to fix his medial meniscus Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Instead, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Dixon will miss the season. Dixon, who also dealt with knee issues last season, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks while recovering from the operation. Instead, doctors had to completely fix the meniscus, which means that Dixon will be out four-to-five months.
Dixon suffered the injury during a recent workout but was already suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
Dixon's injury should lead to more snaps for both West and free agent signee, Danny Woodhead, who tore his ACL in his right knee early last season.
The 5-foot-10, 212-pound running back carried the ball 88 times for 382 yards and scored three touchdowns as a rookie, and proved himself a versatile weapon out of Baltimore's backfield.