Clowney played with hernia at USC

June 27, 2014 

Texans Rookie Camp Football

Houston Texans first round draft pick Jadeveon Clowney takes the field for NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in Houston.

PAT SULLIVAN — AP

Jadeveon Clowney played through a sports hernia at South Carolina last season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

“I just spoke with Gil Brandt at rookie symposium. Clowney told him today he played with sports hernia last season at South Carolina.” McClain tweeted Thursday afternoon.

The former USC All-American defensive end was the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Houston Texans

Clowney told his agent that he thought he played through a groin injury, but Texans doctors diagnosed the injury as a sports hernia this summer. Clowney had surgery earlier this month to repair the injury.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien has said Clowney will return in time to participate in training camp.

Clowney had three sacks as a junior after recording 13 as a sophomore.

The sports hernia adds to a list of injuries Clowney had last season. He missed a game because of sprained muscles near his rib cage and also had bone spurs in his right foot.

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