Yes, we know about the sports hernia surgery and some people have been critical of his inability to get over it and return to the field. Some have downplayed the recovery time for such a surgery (I had the surgery and 6 weeks later I tried to resume normal activities and wound up setting myself back a couple of months).
But did you guys know this?
Granted, the speedy coverman from San Diego had hoped to make his debut back in Week 1. However, the kidney disorder that scared off teams indirectly contributed to him missing the first three games of his pro career.http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/25/3 ... th-to.html
Back in the spring, Dolphins doctors determined that he needed surgery on a sports hernia. The normal recovery time for such a procedure is three months, but Taylor faced an added hurdle: he can’t take anti-inflammatory medication that would have minimized the pain.
“Anti-inflammatories all get metabolized through the kidneys, and continual, frequent use can cause further damage,” said Bryson Lesniak, an orthopedist with the University of Miami Health System. “If you can’t control any of that inflammation, you have pain every time you move something.”
Taylor put it more bluntly.
“It definitely sucks,” he said. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but I’m finally healthy and ready to go whenever they want.