Odell Beckham Wants Out Of Cleveland? Dealing With Sports Hernia And Needs Surgery

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham spent the week discussing his future amid unconfirmed rumors that he already wants out of Cleveland. Below are some quotes from earlier in the week:

While Beckham has underperformed in his first season with the Browns, scoring only two touchdowns on 805 yards through 12 games, he has not been healthy. Beckham has been playing through a sports hernia injury and will require surgery this offseason to repair it.

The injury often keeps Beckham out of practice, preventing him from getting much needed reps with quarterback Baker Mayfield. Beckham has been listed on the team’s injury report every week this season. Since Week 8, he’s been listed with a groin injury that has limited him in practice. From Week 1 to Week 6, it was a hip injury.

Sports hernias can be characterized as hip or groin injuries and often both. Beckham was vague when asked about the injury earlier in the week but confirmed he’s been banged up since originally getting hurt during training camp.

“[I’ve] been banged up all year since whatever happened in camp,” Beckham said h/t NFL.com. “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.”

On Sunday, the 5-7 Browns take on the 1-11 Bengals at home.