Jadeveon Clowney undergoes hernia surgery

Houston Texans rookie defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss next week's minicamp after undergoing hernia surgery.

The Houston Texans have announced that Jadeveon Clowney has undergone surgery after developing a sports hernia.

The defensive end, who was the first overall pick in this year's Draft, will miss the team's minicamp next week, but is expected to fully recover from the procedure in time for the start of training camp in July.

Head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters: "I don't think it was too long [that he was dealing with the pain].

"I think it wasn't too long, but again you know, we looked at it as let's take care of it now and he will be ready to go for training camp. We're looking forward to seeing him in training camp."

The Texans added Clowney to their roster with the first pick after finishing the 2013 NFL season with the worst record in the league.

Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks works out on the field before the start of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014
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