Ready for 2020? Odell Beckham Jr. has successful surgery
Former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has had a busy offseason, and now it includes successful surgery to repair a core muscle problem.
The Cleveland Browns reported an update of the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia, and a full recovery is expected.
Pro Football Talk recalled that the handling of Beckham’s injury created one of many messy situations for the Browns in 2019 when quarterback Baker Mayfield said that the injury “wasn’t handled right in our training room.” Mayfield suggested that Beckham should have had surgery after being injured in training camp rather than play hurt all year and then tried to walk back the comments as not being critical of the Browns’ medical team.
Beckham dealt with injuries throughout his first season with the Browns but never missed a game. He caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns, including an 89-yarder in Cleveland’s Week 2 win over the Jets. Beckham was part of the first two wide receiver-running back trio in Browns history to individually amass more than 1,000 yards.
Before the surgery, Beckham was in the middle of several incidents following LSU’s national championship win over Clemson in New Orleans. He handed out cash to LSU players, and later a warrant was issued for Beckham for an incident with a security guard in the locker room.
Soon after, it was reported he’s no longer facing charges.