Former Gamecock Goes Under The Knife

A former Gamecock had to go under the knife to have a blockage removed in an effort to improve his breathing ...

Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham underwent surgery to remove his adenoids and tonsils from his throat on May 30. He isn't taking part in the 11-day extended workout program.

Abraham's throat was 90 percent blocked, he said, causing him breathing problems and fatigue. "I wasn't able to breathe through my nose," he said. It will be about two weeks before the swelling subsides.

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