Texans’ Jonathan Joseph played through two sports hernias in 2012

Houston Texans cornerback Jonathan Joseph told CSNHouston.com that he played with a groin injury as well as two sports hernias during the 2012 season.

“With the groin issues and everything behind me and the sports hernia on both sides, I had both those fixed,” Joseph said Thursday. “Now I have more pop, more explosion with my legs. I can run all day again.”

Now that Joseph’s injuries are behind him, he’s feeling a lot better.

“I’m just glad to have it behind me,” Joseph said. “I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt. I told somebody that yesterday. I was just excited that I got it fixed just to see where I am at on the field. And I’m having probably the best OTAs I’ve had in four or five years.”

Despite playing through multiple injuries, Joseph recorded 55 tackles 2 interceptions and 11 passes defended.