Houston, TX (WLTX) - Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery Thursday, which will cost him a little bit of time preparing for the upcoming season.
The Texans announced in a statement Friday that the number one pick in last month's NFL Draft had the procedure.
Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney had been complaining of pain in his groin, so the team sent him to Philadelphia to see a specialist. After the consultation, it was decided that he should have the surgery.
"We decided the best thing for J.D. and the best thing for our team, and the best thing for our organization was to have sports hernia surgery," O'Brien said.
Clowney will miss next week's mini-camp, but is expected to be back at full speed by the start of training camp at the end of next month.
This continues some of the nagging health problems Clowney experienced over the last year, including bone spurs in his foot which limited his effectiveness during his last season with the South Carolina Gamecocks.