Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes undergoes groin surgery
Hughes’ wife posted a photo of Jerry in a medical gown at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia on Thursday, the home of noted core muscle surgeon Dr. William Meyers.
This marks the second procedure that Hughes has had this offseason, as he also underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his wrist last month.
Hughes played in 15 games this past season, finishing with 23 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at TCU, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round (31st pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He spent the first three years of his career with the Colts, and after a couple of very quiet seasons to start his NFL tenure, Hughes finally showed some promise in 2012, logging 41 tackles and four sacks.
That ensuing offseason, Indianapolis traded Hughes to the Bills for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, and the following year, Hughes flourished, racking up 46 tackles, 10 sacks, and a couple of forced fumbles in his first season with Buffalo.
Hughes then posted similar numbers in 2014, registering 53 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown.
The Sugar Land, Tx. native has never posted double-digit sacks since, but he has been a consistently productive member of the Bills’ defensive line and has not missed a game since arriving in Buffalo.
The Bills won 10 games and fell to the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs this past year.