Report: Jamar Taylor had sports hernia surgery

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There was some uncertainty about whether or not safety Reshad Jones was going to report for the start of OTAs with the rest of the Dolphins on Tuesday.

As it turns out, Jones wasn’t the member of the secondary to worry about. The safety reported for duty, but rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor missed the session. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Taylor had sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday instead of practicing with his teammates.

Taylor is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks as a result of the surgery, which means that he won’t be joining his teammates on the field for the remaining offseason workouts or the June minicamp. The second-round pick is expected to be healthy in time for the start of training camp.

If he is good to go at camp, Taylor will have to make up some lost time in the fight for snaps in the defensive backfield. Brent Grimes, Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll, Dimitri Patterson and fellow rookie Will Davis will be his chief competition in that battle.

8 responses to “Report: Jamar Taylor had sports hernia surgery

  1. How long had he known he needed the surgery? If it’s something recent, props for getting the surgery done and over with. If it’s something from some time ago, he’s a knucklehead for waiting.

    A good guideline for athletes–If more than one doctor (i.e, the team doctor and your own) says, “You may need surgery”, get it done, get it done now, get it over with and get on with your rehab.

    Good player, good pick for Miami, hope he makes a full and fast recovery.

  2. I say this as a Dolphins fan: did we draft anyone who is actually healthy?

  3. This may be a more serious setback than it seems, unfortunately. This guy is talented enough to start opposite Grimes but he’ll be playing catchup and possibly hesitant until the preseason. History shows that this could be more of a blow to mental health than physical health. Sucks.

  4. Are you kidding? This guy will be lucky if he plays at all this year. 4-6 weeks for a sports hernia? That’s beyond funny.

  5. Just a little medical scuttlebutt. First in order to diagnose sports hernia the athlete must be treated with rehabilitaion aka PT, to be able to diagnose sports hernia. Second, the definition of a sports hernia is one of rule out. If no other treatment works, then youvtry a surgical repair. This is microscopic surgical procedure with three minor holes and very little downtime. The athlete goes hard to see if the mesh functions as it should. In as little as two weeks the athlete could return to play.

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