It seems Odell Beckham Jr.’s hip injury is worse than it was assumed at first. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Cleveland Browns’ wideout admitted that he isn’t at 100 percent and that the injury still bothers him.
Beckham was limited throughout the training camp and didn’t participate in any Browns’ preseason games due to these struggles. It is unclear when and how the injury happened, but the 26-year-old Pro Bowler said that he knew something was off in early August.
“This is something I’ve never had to deal with,” – said Beckham about the injury. “It’s like an extremely fast car with like a little alignment or something off. And it’s right in the center of what you need.”
Still, the injury won’t stop Beckham from playing in Cleveland’s season opener on Sunday against Tennessee Titans. This will also be the first time he wears Browns’ jersey in an NFL game.
“It’s getting better,” – he added. “It’s as good as it’s going to be until the season starts. It’s something that hopefully that keeps progressing and gets better and not worse.”
Cleveland Browns traded for Odell Beckham in March, sending Jabrill Peppers and their 2019 first round pick (17th overall) to New York Giants in exchange. They were hoping that Beckham could be the final piece of the puzzle that will bring them back to playoffs for the first time since 2002. If his injury struggles continue, however, they might have a hard time doing that in the crowded AFC North.