Dec 9, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers (2) kicks an extra point during the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

David Akers Had Double Sports Hernia Surgery Last February

49ers kicker David Akers revealed on Thursday that he had double sports hernia surgery last February, and has been dealing with complications of it throughout this season.

Following the NFC Divisional game against the Saints last postseason, Akers flew to Philadelphia to get a few injections, reports CSN. He subsequently had the surgery after the 49ers’ playoff exit with the same surgeon.

Sports hernia is caused by a tear in the inguinal wall (the abdomen or groin region), leading to chronic groin pain. Typically, an athlete can return to the playing field 4-6 weeks after the surgery.

However, Akers is not blaming the injury for his struggles this season.

“If I knew the answer, I would have fixed it a long time ago,” he told the Bay Area News Group.

After an unbelievable 2011-2012 season when he set an NFL record with 44 made field goals, Akers has not been the same kicker this season, making just 69 percent of his kicks.

“I feel when I miss kicks I let the team, organization, and the fans down,” he lamented. “I take it personal.”

Several media outlets claim that newly signed kicker Billy Cundiff was “spot on” during practice today, while Akers looked more hesitant.

My take? Knowing Jim Harbaugh and his controversial decisions, don’t be surprised if Cundiff is the 49ers’ placekicker in their NFC Divisional Round game a week from Saturday.

Tags: Billy Cundiff David Akers San Francisco 49ers Sports Hernia

  • Sarah Matt

    Hernia Pain is really bad. But give him some time, he will gain his old form.

    • goldenbaysports

      The problem is the playoffs start next week and he has no time!

  • William Christopher Handy

    I dont want no damn excuses, he kicked a F^&king 64 yd FG week one, he aint missing because of distant issues, he is simply shanking the kicks. This isn’t physical its mental

    • goldenbaysports

      Could be both, remember he’s been kicking for 14 years now. Maybe his age is catching up to him.

  • Aaorn Bert

    After the hernia surgery, it is necessary of two months rest. Otherwise it may harm the body.