Surgery another hurdle for Jeff Demps to clear

AP

There have been far more stories about why Jeff Demps isn’t playing football than there have been about Jeff Demps doing things on a football field.

Here’s another one.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Demps had surgery Thursday for a groin injury suffered last week against the Eagles. There’s no immediate word on a timetable for his return.

Demps has become an object of fascination for his world-class sprinter’s speed, but he’s done very little to make anyone think he’ll impact the NFL.

After a late start to training camp a year ago, a mild knee injury landed him on the Patriots’ injured reserve list. This year, after a late start to training camp with the Bucs, he’s totaled 35 yards from scrimmage and has three kickoff returns for 93 yards.