His heart was there, but in the end, Torell Troup’s back just would not cooperate.
The Bills placed the defensive tackle on injured reserve today, ending Troup’s 2012 early. The former second-round pick injured his back last preseason, suffering through a fractured vertebrae and a bulging dise. Troup was never healthy and appeared in just six games last season before he was placed on injured reserve November 30.
After offseason surgery, Troup was determined to give it a shot this season, giving it his best shot throughout camp – but he never really got anywhere near 100%.
Head coach Chan Gailey praised Troup’s effort, saying, “I’ll tell you Torell is pushing through,” said Gailey. “It’s impressive to watch him because he’s not anywhere near 100 percent, but he’s pushing through and trying to work through it.”
Hopefully this isn’t the end of Troup’s NFL career. Now that he has almost a year to rehab before next year’s training camp, let’s hope he can get back near 100% and challenge for a roster spot in 2013.