After initially deciding to pass on having hip surgery, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry revealed on Instragram last night that he underwent hip surgery on February 4. In the video, Landry says that he was hoping that rest would make him feel better — and that after three weeks of rest following the conclusion of the season, he went to the Pro Bowl, looking to have fun. When he felt all of that pain return from playing in the game, he decided that surgery was the way to go.
According to Landry, the surgery will take about 6 to 8 months of recovery time. He expects to make a full recovery, and will be ready to return to action at some point during training camp.
Cleveland’s other star receiver, Odell Beckham, underwent core muscle surgery earlier in the offseason. Although both Beckham and Landry are expected to be ready for the regular season, that limits the amount of reps that Baker Mayfield will have with his top two receivers in camp. It could offer some enticement for the team to bring a guy like Rashard Higgins back, or to consider drafting a receiver at some point.