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Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery

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The Texans are going to have to wait a bit longer to see the remarkable physical gifts of top pick Jadeveon Clowney.

According to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com, Clowney was struggling with a groin issue, and went to Philadelphia to get checked out, resulting in sports hernia surgery yesterday.

He’s expected to be ready for training camp.

Clowney had been participating in OTAs, and defensive coordinator Rome Crennel suggested this week that Clowney was going to have to earn his playing time.

Now he’s going to have to recover from a surgery before he can.

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41 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery”
  1. unbiasednflfan says: Jun 13, 2014 1:36 PM

    He’ll be fine, he’s a freak athlete and will show his worth by being a freak athlete. Better to get this issue fixed now to fully recover.

  2. brianc34 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:37 PM

    Any info on if this just happened in OTAs or if he was dealing with this before the draft?

  3. dalcow4 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    Well it can’t be from trying too hard.

  4. robert831 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:47 PM

    Should have taken Mack. Raiders stole the show and I’m a Vikings fan.

  5. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:52 PM

    Skippy warned them they’d “rue the day” for not taking Manziel. The ruing has begun (wink, wink).

  6. jamaltimore says: Jun 13, 2014 1:52 PM

    Bust Alert! CJ Mosely and Tim Jernigan will both be better NFL players than clowned.

  7. floratiotime says: Jun 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    This is so funny. The curse of the Cowboys apparently covers the entire State.

  8. artvan15 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:57 PM

    He will never be the same.

  9. scrp2 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:00 PM

    Regardless. Still future HOF’er.

  10. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 13, 2014 2:03 PM

    robert831 says:
    Jun 13, 2014 1:47 PM
    Should have taken Mack. Raiders stole the show and I’m a Vikings fan.
    ____________________________________
    Both are honestly a gamble. The talent Mack played against was nothing compared to the SEC. When Mack was double teamed it was not by the sort of people that Clowney faced.

    I wouldn’t feel safe with my team drafting either, but I’m sure one or both could end up doing really well. Who would really want to play for the Raiders though

  11. tindeaux says: Jun 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    Already? man!

  12. thelastwordyaheard says: Jun 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    he’s had this since college..

  13. sdelmonte says: Jun 13, 2014 2:09 PM

    Shouldn’t have asked for that first paycheck in pennies.

  14. bassplucker says: Jun 13, 2014 2:10 PM

    I’m not a fan of his, but if he was playing through this all of last season it might explain why he was dogging it.

  15. texansdan says: Jun 13, 2014 2:10 PM

    Well this sucks. At least if didn’t happen later. Should have enough time to heal for the season.

  16. vusnu says: Jun 13, 2014 2:25 PM

    What a crappy way to start the career of a number 1 pick. Many players are never the same after that surgery.

  17. weepingjebus says: Jun 13, 2014 2:29 PM

    He was vetted by how many teams? Raises an interesting question: if your team doctors detect a problem with a potential pick, are you obligated to tell the player or can you just pass on the draft pick and let some other team pick up the time bomb?

  18. smokim says: Jun 13, 2014 2:31 PM

    sheesh..all he did was step foot on the field!. OMG..

  19. t8ertot says: Jun 13, 2014 2:31 PM

    BUST!!!!!

  20. hummer53 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:32 PM

    The weight training is where he will have to catch up. Real games are 3 months away.

  21. broncobrewer says: Jun 13, 2014 2:44 PM

    And so the comparison to Greg Oden begins.

  22. gadgetking2010 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:46 PM

    sorts hernias often take a player almost a full year to recover from and get back to full speed. so many times the player must favor it and take it easy during practice to not aggravate it for a game. not good for a rookie expected to contribute right away.

  23. theparadoxx82 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:49 PM

    Damn I wish the Falcons had traded up for this bust

  24. kamthechancellor says: Jun 13, 2014 3:04 PM

    Does Manziel have pics of the surgery?

  25. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 13, 2014 3:19 PM

    It has, begun.

  26. bassplucker says: Jun 13, 2014 3:26 PM

    Is this why Clowney’s sole pre-draft workout was that ridiculous “force plate assessment” he did with the Falcons? He knew he wasn’t full-go and didn’t want teams finding out and counting it against him.

    A lot of people (myself included) thought he was just being a prima donna by refusing to work out… but this would actually be a semi-legit reason.

  27. notthetroll says: Jun 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    He’s a young man, he’ll heal and be just fine.

  28. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Jun 13, 2014 3:50 PM

    Matt Birk went through this and it took a full year to recover.

    This might slow him down more than people think.

  29. philafrank says: Jun 13, 2014 3:58 PM

    He will be fine. I am 50 and had same surgery and ran half marathon two months later. The doctor in Philadelphia he went to does this surgery for most professional athletes. Mario Williams, Donovan McNabb, Troy Tulowitzki, Steve Ott to name a few. He does not use mesh which promotes quicker healing. This may have impacted him in college. I expect him to be the player he was from two years ago when he plays in the NFL. Physically, at least.

  30. kosarkid says: Jun 13, 2014 4:19 PM

    Well if any guy’s gonna put the effort in to comeback quickly from this setback it’s …. oh wait. I was wondering why he signed that contract as fast as he did. Definetly thought he’d be one of the last to sign. Now we know why.

  31. doubleogator says: Jun 13, 2014 5:18 PM

    come on man….

  32. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 13, 2014 5:26 PM

    OK am I the only one that thinks this was kept quiet during pre draft process? While not a serious injury, any issue can make stock drop and that of course means money.

  33. tubbman27 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:16 PM

    According to my sores this could jeopardize his career. Hernia injuries often sap players of speed and strength. Prognosis negative. For reference check what weird al wrote about living with a hernia; and I quote “I feel bad.”

  34. raiderbri100 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:18 PM

    DJ Hayden had the same surgery and was out for the year.

  35. bworacle says: Jun 13, 2014 6:37 PM

    First stop on the train to bustville.

  36. raiderapologist says: Jun 13, 2014 8:17 PM

    bigbenh8tr says: Jun 13, 2014 2:03 PM

    Both are honestly a gamble. The talent Mack played against was nothing compared to the SEC. When Mack was double teamed it was not by the sort of people that Clowney faced.

    I wouldn’t feel safe with my team drafting either, but I’m sure one or both could end up doing really well. Who would really want to play for the Raiders though
    —————-
    Every draft pick is a gamble. There are plenty of busts that looked great in the SEC, and Mack wasted no time signing his contract.

  37. snoqualmkanem says: Jun 13, 2014 8:41 PM

    All college teams produce draft busts. Not meaning to single out the SEC here, even though it will have that appearance.. just sayin’ here they are.

    SEC draft busts:
    JaMarcus Russell
    Johnathan Sullivan
    David LaFleur
    Rex Grossman
    Tim Worley
    Heath Shuler
    Danny Wuerffel
    Tim Couch
    Dewayne Robertson
    Ronnie Brown
    Cadillac Williams
    Glenn Dorsey
    Derrick Harvey
    Aundray Bruce
    Troy Williamson
    Andre Smith

  38. philafrank says: Jun 13, 2014 8:52 PM

    He’ll be running in 4 weeks and will be able to play in a preseason game or 2.
    From 2005…McNabb had played through several injuries and hoped to delay surgery for the sports hernia until after the season. Last Thursday, Dr. William Meyers recommended that McNabb have surgery now, echoing the advice of another doctor over the weekend. Reid said McNabb will have the operation after Thanksgiving, and recovery time is eight to 10 weeks.

  39. realnflmaster says: Jun 13, 2014 9:03 PM

    LOL he played everyone, got his big pay day off of one good season two years ago, a hit on a running back because a lineman blew an assignment and the underwear Olympics.

    B-U-S-T. Out of the league in two years. He’ll be taking your order at a McDonalds near you!

  40. dawsonleery says: Jun 13, 2014 9:07 PM

    Clowney will be the Darren McFadden of DEs. Super talented but always seems to have little injuries to slow him down.

  41. zoxitic says: Jun 14, 2014 6:37 AM

    Look at all the signs:

    1) no production last year
    2) did not want to work out for teams
    3) signed his contract as fast as possible (this is the one that should scare you the most if you’re a Texan fan)

    He’s been dealing with this injury for a long time and hiding it to secure a big contract. I wonder how much more damage he did to his body.

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