Many Texans fans were wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't at practice yesterday. Now we know why:
Bill O'Brien says Jadeveon Clowney underwent sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia this week and will be ready to go for training camp.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 13, 2014
Clowney had a groin issue. Went to Philadelphia to have it checked out. Had sports hernia surgery yesterday. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 13, 2014
O'Brien says Clowney will be back by training camp. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 13, 2014
While you never like to see anyone, especially a rookie who was the team's first pick in the draft and is being counted on to contribute mightily right away despite playing outside linebacker for the first time in his life, miss time with injury, a sports hernia in June is not cause for blinding panic. Clowney will be behind his teammates as a result of this setback, but better to face this issue during OTAs than in training camp or during the season. Here's wishing him a speedy and full recovery.