Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney undergoes sports hernia surgery

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney underwent sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia, coach Bill O’Brien announced Friday.

According to O’Brien, Clowney flew to Philadelphia Thursday to undergo an examination for a groin issue, then underwent the surgery. Clowney will be ready for training camp.

O’Brien said the sports hernie hadn’t been bothering Clowney for long.

“We just looked at it as, let’s take care of it now, and he’ll be ready for training camp,” O’Brien said. “And we’re looking forward to seeing him in training camp.”

The Texans drafted Clowney first overall out of South Carolina last month. He’s been a full participant in the team’s voluntary offseason program, previously only missing practices NFL rules didn’t allow him to attend when he was invited to the NFLPA’s rookie premiere.

The outside linebacker reportedly had a nagging groin injury during a very impressive showing at his pro day in April.

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