Wide receiver Kevin Curtis spoke with reporters Monday morning for the first time since his surgery last week to repair a sports hernia. While he wasn't ready to put a timeline on when he might return to the field, he was fairly optimistic that he wouldn't miss much of the regular-season.
``I can't predict the future, but I'm going to do everything I can to get back on the field,'' Curtis said. ``From what I understand of the procedure, there's no reason at some point, I can't feel just as good as I did before the injury.
Curtis said Dr. William Meyers, who performed the surgery on, told him not to compare his injury to teammates L.J. Smith and Donovan McNabb, who also needed sports hernia surgery. But he did say, ``both Donovan and L.J.'s (injuries) were a lot more extensive and there was a lot more damage. I wouldn't expect it to take as long as they took to get back.''
Curtis said that while he aggravated the injury in the preseason game against Carolina on August 14, he's had problems with his groin area since he was with the St. Louis Rams. ``It's gotten worse over the years,'' he said. ``I know I started feeling it in training camp about 3 or 4 days into it. It started giving me problems and it gradually became harder and harder to get through practice with.''