Ryan Mathews has groin surgery

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Ryan Mathews had surgery on his groin.

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had said Mathews had injured his groin following a 63-yard touchdown run back in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers.

Mathews also missed three games this season with a concussion.

If Mathews had been dealing with a severe groin injury for the latter half of the season, his lack of carries makes sense. In the last two games of the season, Mathews carried the ball just eight total times.

In his first year with the Eagles, Mathews saw a great deal of success. His 539 yards rushing was second on the team, and he only carried the ball 107 total times. That gave Mathews a 5.0 yards per attempt average on the year, a new career best for the 28-year-old back.

If Mathews can continue that production next year at full health, he should see another tremendous year as a change of pace back behind DeMarco Murray.

Tommy Chalk writes about the NFL and NHL for FOX Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Tommy_Chalk

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