May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery

The No. 1 overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft Jadeveon Clowney has undergone sports hernia surgery, reported the Ultimate Texans blog by the Houston Chronicle.

Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle wrote:

“Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option was surgery. He’ll miss next week’s mandatory three-day minicamp and is expected to return for training camp.”

The Texans begin training camp in July.

Clowney, who played three seasons of college football for South Carolina, missed practice, the first one he missed since being drafted, on Thursday.

The rookie outside linebacker signed a contract where he receives $22.272 million guaranteed, including his signing bonus of $14.518 million. His contract was reportedly for four years with a team option for year five.

It is never good for the No. 1 overall selection to have surgery before the season even begins, but at least this problem is occurring in June, not in the middle of the season.

Hopefully this is just the lone surgery we’ll be talking about this season for Clowney.

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