Stevie Johnson to undergo groin surgery

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During the 2011 football season, Bills receiver Stevie Johnson dealt with a groin injury, aggravating the condition in December.  On Monday, he’ll have the problem fixed.

Johnson has disclosed via Twitter that he has traveled to Philadelphia to have groin surgery.  “I Need to be 100 for Y’all this Year,” Johnson said via Twitter.

Agent C.J. LaBoy tells WKBW-TV that it is “extremely minor surgery that won’t keep [Johnson] out long at all.  He will be at [the Bills’] facility for all activities.”

Minor or not, surgery is still surgery.  And so we wish Stevie the best and hope that he’ll make a quick recovery.

37 responses to “Stevie Johnson to undergo groin surgery

  1. Why is he taking care of this now? It seems too soon. It would make more sense to wait to have the surgery until the night before opening day of the football season in September.

  2. It’s never good when the words “groin” and “injury” are used in the same sentence.

    This transcends team rivalries.

    Our collective PFT thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones.

  3. He’ll be fine.. Outside of his antics the real story is this guy went from a 7th round pick to a reliable NFL quality receiver .. So knowing how hard he worked to get from where he was to where he is I don’t expect him to miss any significant time

  4. gobills716 says: Apr 29, 2012 10:51 PM

    Why didn’t he have the surgery 4 months ago?

    I’m willing to bet that his “groin” injury was misdiagnosed by the team doctors and on second opinion after “rest” (which is typically the treatment for a groin pull/tear), it turned out to be a sports hernia.

    Sports hernias are more typical in soccer players and hockey goalies. The starting and stopping and pushing off by wide receivers is much closer to those two other sports players. I remember most notably former Raiders WR Jerry Porter was told by team doctors that he had a groin injury that lingered for weeks on end, when in fact it was a sports hernia. Weeks of rest didn’t help, but to treat the sports hernia, all it took was a 30 minute surgical procedure.

    Sports hernia surgery recovery time varies, but it’s typical and expected to be able to walk out on your own power immediately after surgery and full recovery (NFL standards healthy) is a few weeks.

  5. And tomorrow PFT will have an article saying Eric Berry just tweeted that he believes that Stevie Johnson injured his groin will trying to collect a bounty on him.

  6. gobills716 says: Apr 29, 2012 10:51 PM

    Why didn’t he have the surgery 4 months ago?

    Likely the doctors wanted to wait and see if the issue would heal on it’s own. It was healing too slow so surgery became necessary.

    If it involved a scalpel near my groin I’d want to wait and see too.

  7. Coming from someone who’s had 5 surgeries in the groin area, there’s no such thing as a “minor” groin surgery. Good luck Stevie.

  8. Stevie is going to attempt to have testicles implanted. If the surgery is a success, look for him to change his name to “Steve”.

  9. It seems the Bills would have insisted that he have the surgery when they extended his contract back in March.

    Any surgery requires healing time, so why wait right before OTA’s?

    This guy just does not get it

  10. Likely he waited to have the surgery at the direction of a doctor who advised him to see if it would heal naturally. Now that it won’t, the procedure will need to be completed. With a little over 3 months until training camp, this shouldn’t be a problem.

  11. No issue with the timing. Get it done and get healthy. It is not like these Vets really need OTAs. Specially when you are not installing anything new or trying to work timing with a new QB.

    Just get Healthy Stevie and show the NFL yet again that Revis Island is a MYTH and you actually own that Island.

  12. @buffalomafia When has Stevie ever missed anything? Ever? I’m pretty sure he was one of the first people there last year. I’m sure there’s a good medical reason for why he waited. Like…I don’t know…the chance of it healing and not requiring surgery?

  13. Well, at least this explains why he skipped voluntary workouts.

    I (like many others) wish he had it done earlier, but his doctors may have asked him to take a few months to see how it heals naturally. I have to assume his doctors are doing literally everything they can to keep him healthy.

  14. Ya gotta love the spin job by his agent classifying the surgery as “extremely minor”. Riiiiiiiiight.

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