Odell Beckham Jr. recently had surgery on his core after battling a sports hernia for the majority of the 2019 season. One can only imagine the difficulty in running routes throughout the entirety of an NFL season while battling an injury that would require surgery.
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OBJ himself was quoted saying:
"“I couldn’t say I was hurt. I didn’t want it to seem like I’m Having an excuse, but I really couldn’t do what I wanted.” Via Zach Frydenlund of Complex Sports."
A core injury for any player is very difficult to play through, and that is no different for a wide receiver. For a player of his caliber, Beckham Jr. relies on elite break-away speed and agility in and out of routes. Every route and burst of speed was altered by his injury. He was not able to be the best version of himself while trying to create separation down the field.
Having this offseason after having surgery will allow him to fully heal and get back to full strength. He will have time off to rest and recover, but also strengthening his core and previous injury.
Although now it may be more challenging with some virus-related restrictions, OBJ will still have the help of doctors and trainers at his request to help him along the healing process.
The full offseason and training program will help OBJ get back on his feet and feeling 100 percent. He will be a much faster and polished version of himself when he is able to run routes without discomfort. Health is a huge reason why he will excel in 2020.