According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Mack Hollins had sports hernia surgery. This is the exact quote from him:
“My understanding is in the offseason he had sports hernia surgery. I was just checking around, I’m like, I mean … his college receivers coach is his receivers coach with the Eagles, Gunter Brewer. I thought, at the very least, this thing would be pushed to mid-to-late August for who would win that [wide receiver] battle. The Eagles had very few training camp battles: weakside linebacker, wide receiver, slot corner. I was a little surprised.
So I checked into it, and I’m told by a source that he had sports hernia surgery. Now, understand with sports hernia surgery, I’ve covered NFL injuries for 20 years. So, you could come back in six weeks. But you’re not anywhere close to 100%. You can just play with it. It can take you, as I was told, at receiver, three to four months to get back to normal. Sometimes four months. But again, you can play in as little as six weeks. That doesn’t mean you’ll be functional in six weeks. That doesn’t mean you’ll be anywhere close.
So, he did not have the training camp that I think a lot of us were expecting. And he’s a great kid, 6-4, 220, runs in the mid 4.4s, great special teams player as we know, he’s going to dress for every game, but my sense is the Eagles were expecting him to be a bigger factor. Because [Mike] Wallace is a -year-old receiver, they were expecting Mack to challenge him.”
When he got the surgery is unknown as of now.
It's no wonder he hasn't really stood out now. Just a further delay for one of the most hyped young players on the team.
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