As Texans running back Arian Foster prepares to have groin surgery Friday in Philadelphia with Dr. William Meyers performing the procedure, the Pro Bowl runner is being operated on by the same specialist who did outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney’s sports hernia surgery.
Meyers has performed thousands of these procedures, including on multiple professional athletes. So, Foster should be in good hands.
“Dr. Meyers performs a Bassini-type hernia repair that he has performed on hundreds of professional athletes who have suffered a sports hernia,” said Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, an orthopedic surgeon at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in California who does not treat Foster. “We published an article together in the ’90s regarding its effectiveness. Foster should be back to full form in two to three months depending on the details and spectrum of his injury.”
Foster was fantastic when healthy last season, but is dealing with a serious groin injury that will require surgery. We're assuming eight missed games until we get a more detailed estimate of his potential recovery time.