Both J.J. Moore and Tray Woodall will have surgery tomorrow.
Moore will have surgery to repair the fractured bone in his right foot, that he suffered last week.
Woodall will have surgery for a sports hernia. The injury he suffered at the end of the Duquesne game.
A sports hernia typically begins with a slow onset of aching pain in the lower abdominal region. Symptoms may include:
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain in the groin
- Pain in the testicle (in males)
Typically the symptoms are exacerbated with activities such as running, cutting, and bending forward. Patients may also have increased symptoms when coughing or sneezing. Sports hernias are most common in athletes that have to maintain a bent forward position…
That was not an injury that simply healed while Woodall was out. Woodall came back and played through the pain with a mix of pain-killing medications and just being tough enough to take the pain. Far tougher than I am.
The more I read about this kind of injury the more I cannot understand anyone who doubts Woodall’s dedication to Pitt and his teammates, or just how tough he is. He was definitely not at full strength when he returned and limitations were obvious, but he still went out there for the team.
Woodall’s surgery will have him rehabbing for the next eight weeks or so.