Will Fuller has surgery after uneven season with Houston Texans
By Jair Lopez
Will Fuller underwent sports hernia surgery after injury-riddled season with the Houston Texans.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle revealed that Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller had sports hernia surgery after dealing with a groin injury towards the end of the season. Fuller was inactive after sustaining the injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and missed two games before playing against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs.
There is no real concern about a minor procedure as Fuller is expected to make a full recovery after deciding to play through the injury to give the Texans a better shot in the playoffs. However, the biggest red flag moving forward is the number of injuries he has sustained since arriving in the league as a first-round pick in 2016.
Fuller has had multiple knee procedures, shoulder surgery to repair a broken collarbone, cracked ribs, and dealt with nagging soft tissue injuries throughout his time with the Texans. There is no question that Fuller is one of the better receivers in the league when healthy but his injuries have affected his production and the overall performance of the offense.
Fuller has been a game-changing talent for the Texans and will be playing in the fifth-year option exercised in his rookie scale contract as a former first-round selection.
The Texans will have an interesting decision looming in how they value Fuller’s contribution to the roster with injuries playing a factor in how much he plays through a season.