Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery

AP

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.

41 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery

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

  2. robert831 says:
    Jun 13, 2014 1:47 PM
    Should have taken Mack. Raiders stole the show and I’m a Vikings fan.
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    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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.”

  11. 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
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    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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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