Source: Foot surgery for Aaron Dobson

Second-year Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson underwent surgery for a stress fracture in his left foot on Monday, a source confirms. The estimated timeframe for his recovery is around 2-3 months.

The source described Dobson to be in good spirits and doing well after the surgery.

The Boston Herald first reported the surgery.

This is obviously a setback of sorts for Dobson, a player the Patriots have big plans for after selecting him in the second round of the 2013 draft (59th overall).

It is often said that a player's biggest jump comes between his first and second seasons, in part because the player has a full offseason to devote to his craft after his rookie campaign. But Dobson's offseason, at least the early part of it, will now be more about rehabilitation.

The Patriots can begin their offseason program on April 21.