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Phil Taylor has surgery on torn pec, Browns think he’ll play this year

Phil Taylor, Sam Bradford AP

Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle he injured while lifting weights, and the Browns say the surgery went well and Taylor is recovering at the Cleveland Clinic.

There’s also good news for Browns fans coming from a league source who told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “everybody’s optimistic he’s going to have a significant impact on the team this season.”

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Taylor will need “months, not weeks” to recover. It sounds like the Browns don’t expect him on the field at the start of the season but do expect him on the field before the end of the season. A six-month recovery time would have Taylor back in November.

Taylor was a first-round draft pick last year who started all 16 games and had an impressive rookie season. His injury means the Browns will lean more heavily on their two rookie defensive tackles, third-round pick John Hughes and sixth-round pick Billy Winn.

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8 Responses to “Phil Taylor has surgery on torn pec, Browns think he’ll play this year”
  1. bigzant82 says: May 16, 2012 6:55 PM

    good luck phil get back asap

  2. savannahrose44 says: May 16, 2012 7:42 PM

    Will the Browns ever dig themselves out of the basement?

  3. hulkhogansays says: May 16, 2012 8:20 PM

    They had the Golden ticket to RG3 and in typically Cleveland misery fashion fail and fail even more by Electing a 30 year old rookie. The factory of sadness is in effect for at least 10 more years, brother.

  4. stew48 says: May 16, 2012 9:14 PM

    Cleveland Clinic? Sure hope he doesn’t acquire MRSA, as other Browns have.

  5. coop16 says: May 16, 2012 9:38 PM

    I hate to suggest this, but … Haynesworth is still available, right?

  6. paulnoga says: May 16, 2012 9:52 PM

    “……There’s also good news for Browns fans coming from a league source who told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “everybody’s optimistic he’s going to have a significant impact on the team this season.”
    The unnamed league source was Taylor’s agent thru the Brown’s PR department.

  7. heygfy says: May 16, 2012 10:24 PM

    We here in Cleveland wondered how long it would take before Heckert’s 3rd round pick of John Hughes – a guy projected to go undrafted – would bite him in the ass. The answer? Immediately.

  8. rickrock6661982 says: May 16, 2012 10:36 PM

    Don’t bother, Phil

    It’s the Browns..

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