Report: Odell Beckham needs surgery for sports hernia
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham has been playing through a sports hernia which will require surgery in the offseason
It seems as though something has been bothering Odell Beckham, Jr. ever since joining the Cleveland Browns. When he first arrived, it was a hip injury that limited his practice time early on.
He never missed any game time from the injury but it did hurt his rapport with Baker Mayfield since he wasn’t able to practice as much as he would have liked.
Now as we enter Week 14, the hip injury doesn’t seem to be an issue. Instead, it’s been a sports hernia that’s keeping him from practice at times.
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NFL Insider Ian Rapoport has been playing through the pain but will need to have surgery when the season is over in order to fix the problem. As for OBJ, he’s not about to make an excuse.
He says that he has been banged up all year but is still on the field giving the team all he can.
"“[I’ve] been banged up all year since whatever happened in camp,” Beckham said via Rapoport. “Playing through whatever it is, just trying to make it through to Sunday. Any time Sunday comes around, I’m going to give the team everything I have.”"
OBJ hasn’t had the impact he hoped for when he first came to Cleveland in the offseason. He has 57 receptions for 805 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers are nowhere close to his career averages and while most of the blame has been placed on the questionable play-calling of Freddie Kitchens, the injuries could also be a factor.
In addition to dealing with this pain, OBJ has also been hit with non-stop questions about his happiness in Cleveland. He continues to say he wants to be here but no one is hearing that.
Hopefully, in the offseason he can get the surgery done and enter 2020 with a fresh start, ready to make good on his immense talent.