Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor underwent surgery this week to repair a torn left pectoral muscle, an injury that can derail a player’s entire season (just ask D’Qwell Jackson). However, all pectoral injuries are different and it’s possible that Taylor may not be sidelined that long.
In fact, the Browns are optimistic that Taylor will be able to come back and play this season. It’s a long shot, but it’s certainly a possibility, especially since the surgery went well. The best thing that Taylor has going for him is that he suffered the injury early and has plenty of time to heal before there is real football to be played.
But that still begs the question – does he actually recover in time to play?