Curtis Samuel reportedly had core muscle surgery in June

There has been a great deal of mystery surrounding the groin injury of Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel. Just as he has started to trend upwards to getting back on the field, a report by ESPN’s John Keim has revealed a major detail surrounding Samuel’s injury.

According to Keim, Samuel underwent core muscle surgery in June when the injury was initially revealed. Samuel also received a steroid and anti-inflammatory injection last week.

Samuel visited noted core muscle surgeon Dr. William Meyers, who performed the initial core muscle surgery in June, several times. After recommending that Samuel rests to let the injury “calm down”, Samuel returned to Philadelphia to visit Meyers last week. Following an MRI, he received the injection.

Samuel missed much of training camp due to the injury and a case of COVID-19. He also missed all of Washington’s preseason games. He then missed the first three games of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve.

Samuel returned in Week 4. However, his return was cut short a week later after he suffered a setback against the New Orleans Saints. Yet, Washington head coach Ron Rivera blamed the fact Samuel played more snaps than initially planned a week earlier against the Atlanta Falcons.

The recent revelation of Samuel’s surgery brings back in light when Rivera adamantly tried to shut down rumors of Samuel possibly needing surgery.


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