Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws a pass during practice at ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)
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Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor had surgery Thursday to repair a sports hernia.

The News first reported last month that Taylor could be heading for hernia surgery. The team confirmed Taylor had a procedure Thursday after meeting with Dr. William Meyers, who specializes in core muscle and hernia surgeries. Taylor said Monday during locker cleanout that he would get a second opinion on Wednesday.

"Hopefully it’s not as bad as they think it is," Taylor said.

But it appeared Taylor didn't get the news he was hoping for when he posted photos of himself in a hospital gown on Snapchat Thursday morning. The team confirmed the surgery shortly after.

Taylor has an injury guarantee in his contract that would kick in if he wasn't able to pass a team physical by March 11, the third day of the league year, which is nine weeks away. But it's believed Taylor should be recovered by then.

"I want to be healthy because I want to get back and attack the offseason," Taylor said Monday. "As far as the guarantee in the contract, I want to get this surgery if that’s what I need to get done – I want to get that out of the way. It’s not about the guarantee."

The wording in the Bills' statement confirming the surgery was interesting. The team said Taylor "elected" to have surgery and added they were informed "late yesterday of this morning's procedure."

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