Ryan Tucker has Surgery
Ryan Tucker
OBR Publisher
Posted May 17, 2008


Earlier today, word leaked onto the OBR Watercooler that RG Ryan Tucker had undergone surgery for his hip. The team issued a press release early this evening confirming the rumor. The Browns right guard is expected to be ready before the regular season begins.

 

The OBR's Fred Greetham reported last Wednesday that Browns RG Ryan Tucker walked off the field with a hip injury during the team's OTA practices.

While sources within the organization told us in subsequent days that there was little to be concerned about, the Browns RG had surgery on Friday to repair the hip.

The team today released a statement saying that Tucker "underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair a non displaced fracture in his hip". The press release goes on to say that Tucker "is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season".

Despite being suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season due to a violation of the league's ban on performance-enhancing drugs, Tucker filled in admirably for RG Seth McKinney after the latter was placed on the injured reserve list during the season.

Tucker was assumed to be the tentative starter heading into the off-season. Missed time due to injury during training camp and the pre-season may open the door for both McKinney and free agent acquisition Rex Hadnot.

Fans on the OBR's Watercooler forum were already aware of the surgery earlier today, as word leaked from the Cleveland Clinic that Tucker had gone under the knife.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Stories
Line Signings Look Prescient
 -by theOBR.com  May 24, 2008
The OTA Skinny: Player Progress
 -by theOBR.com  May 24, 2008
Tales from the In-Box: O-Line Edition
 -by theOBR.com  Apr 3, 2008

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today and get a full year of The Orange and Brown Report Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from theOBR.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
OG Rex Hadnot (profile)
OL Ryan Tucker (profile)
[View My HotList]