So how long has Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney been dealing with a hernia? Possibly for a while.
As pointed out at the time by Josh Kendall of the State, Clowney had a “slight groin pull” at his Pro Day workout in April.
Still, coach Bill O’Brien suggested that the hernia arose only recently. Which makes sense, because the Texans have no reason to suggest that they knew or should have known about the injury when making him the first overall pick in the draft.
“I don’t think it was too long,” O’Brien told reporters on Friday regarding the duration of the condition. “I think it wasn’t too long, but again you know, we looked at it as let’s take care of it now and he will be ready to go for training camp. We’re looking forward to seeing him in training camp.”
There’s no reason as this point to expect that he won’t be ready for camp, but complications can happen after otherwise routine hernia surgery.