PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Philadelphia Eagles tight end L.J. Smith had surgery for a sports hernia Wednesday and will miss the team's final minicamp next week.
Smith's status for training camp is uncertain. Veterans are scheduled to report on July 30. A sports hernia ended quarterback Donovan McNabb's season after nine games in 2005. Dr. William Meyers, the surgeon who operated on McNabb, performed Smith's surgery.
The 27-year-old Smith is entering the final year of his contract. He had 50 catches for 611 yards and five touchdowns last season. A second-round pick in 2003, Smith has 172 receptions for 1,991 yards and 14 TDs in four seasons in the NFL.

Recent NFL Discussions


Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Titans Picks With Blake Bortles struggling, will the Jaguars and Titans play under the total for bettors on Thursday night this week?
Thumbnail NFL Week 8 Las Vegas Odds How does Las Vegas oddsmakers view Week 8's games in the NFL? Let's take a look.
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Prediction Will the struggling Broncos not only beat the Texans tonight but also cover as a heavy favorite at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football?
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Injury Report Will any of the key players for the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos be out for tonight’s Monday Night...
Thumbnail MNF Point Spread Jumps The point spread for tonight's Monday Night Football clash between the Texans and Broncos is on the move. Here's the latest.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages