As expected, Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor had surgery today to repair his torn left pectoral muscle. Dr. Mark Schickendantz performed the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, said Neal Gulkis, the Browns’ vice president of media relations.
“His surgery at the Cleveland Clinic today went well,” Gulkis said. “He is resting comfortably.”
Taylor suffered the injury last week while lifting weights as part of the team’s offseason training program. He could miss the entire 2012 season, but the Browns are holding out hope that he might be able to come back sooner.
“He’ll miss some time,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Monday while speaking in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton. “It’ll be extended probably into the months, and so we’ll see from there. Our guess is he’ll be a fast healer. That’s our guess.”