According to various media reports, first reported by the Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly, Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor will be sidelined 4-6 weeks following sports hernia surgery today. The procedure will mean Taylor will miss the remainder of the Dolphins' offseason workout program, including OTAs and, most likely, the mandatory minicamp in mid-June.
Taylor should be cleared for training camp in July.
The Dolphins selected Taylor in the second round of last month's NFL Draft. He was expected to compete for a starting role in the team's secondary.
A sports hernia, athletica pubalgia, is a tear to the oblique abdominal muscles. It is not a traditional, inguinal, hernia, in a which a hole is torn in the abdominal wall, often allowing the intestine to push through the hole.
When he is ready to return, Taylor will be competing with veterans Brent Grimes, Dimitri Patterson, Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll, Julian Posey, R.J. Stanford, and DeAndre Presley, as well as rookies Will Davis and Don Jones.