Cleveland Browns: 4 things to expect at training camp
By Joel W. Cade
Last season there were an abundant of soft tissue injuries, which is any injury to the body that is not a bone injury and includes the infamous hamstring pull.
When the Browns practiced against the Buffalo Bills last August, there were 20 of 90 players on the sideline. Of those twenty, 10 were sidelined with soft tissue injuries – six hamstrings, two calf strains, one hip flexor and one abdominal injury. Expect this to change.
These are preventable injuries with proper conditioning and diet. After the mandatory veteran minicamp the second week of June, the players will be off until training camp begins and they must stay in shape during that time. There will probably be some soft tissue injuries but not to the extent of last season.
The reason? The Browns brought in Adam Beard to direct and overhaul the strength and conditioning program. Beard and his staff have created programs specifically designed to have each player in proper condition for their position. Also, Hue Jackson expects his players to be in shape and recently called out the rookies for not being in playing shape.
Players who are in shape coming into camp have less soft tissue injuries. Adam Beard and Hue Jackson will have these guys ready to go come camp time.
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