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T. Smith, Williams Had Postseason Surgery

The procedures shouldn’t affect them for next season. Matt Birk is also considering one.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Categories: 2012 Scouting Combine, Combine, Ryan Mink

Wide receiver Torrey Smith has been lauded for his breakout rookie season.

But what would you say if you knew he was injured the whole year?

Head Coach John Harbaugh said Smith played through a sports hernia and waited to have surgery until after the year.

“Torrey Smith had double sports hernia surgery,” Harbaugh said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “He nursed that the whole year, he did a great job of that.”

Smith tweeted after news broke that he hasn’t been able to drive since the surgery.

It’s unclear exactly how long Smith’s injury will sideline him, but the fact that he didn’t miss any practice or games is a good sign that it won’t be long.

Fellow Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss played his final year at Indiana through a sports hernia and came back in time for his rookie season.

“Please don’t worry about my health I am fine haha Ill be full speed in a few,” Smith tweeted.

Smith had 50 receptions for 841 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season. He had three catches for 82 yards and a 42-yard score in the AFC championship.

The wide receiver isn’t the only Ravens player who had postseason surgery.

Harbaugh also revealed that cornerback Cary Williams had a procedure on his hip to repair a torn labrum. A Google search says it’s a two to six-month recovery.

In his first year as a starter, Williams still played the entire season and recorded 78 tackles, 18 pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

Lastly, center Matt Birk is looking at looking his varicose veins fixed.

“His legs might be looking a lot better if and when he comes back,” Harbaugh said.

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