Three members of the Jacksonville Jaguars underwent
end-of-the-season surgery today: DE Joel Smeenge, S Travis Davis
and CB Cordell Taylor. The surgeries were performed by Jaguars
team physicians at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute.
Smeenge, 30, had a shoulder arthroscopy to repair a torn labrum.
After a period in a sling, he will start rehabilitation and is expected
to return for the 1999 season.
Davis, 26, injured his right knee toward the end of the season and
underwent a right knee arthroscopy for the repair of torn cartilage.
Taylor, 25, was bothered by problems with his left knee and left foot
during his rookie season, and he underwent a left knee arthroscopy
and a clean-up procedure on his great toe.
Davis and Taylor will begin rehab next week and are expected to
participate in the team's offseason conditioning program that will
begin in March.
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