CLEVELAND – Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry chose to undergo hip surgery after initially preferring not to have the operation.
Landry was bothered all season by the problem, but ended up leading the team with 83 receptions for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns. He visited a specialist at the end of the campaign and decided against the procedure before changing his mind after playing with pain in the Pro Bowl.
The Browns said Landry’s surgery was performed Tuesday in Minnesota by Dr. Christopher Larson.RELATED
Landry had estimated to be marginalized for a total of six to eight months in case of undergoing the operation. However, a Browns spokesman said the team expects Landry to have full recovery in time “for the 2020 season.”
Landry announced his surgery with an Instagram post.
“I feel that if I met with the team doctors, I would meet with my doctors, that we could formulate a plan for the seasonal recess to be able to administer myself again throughout the year to be able to meet the season,” he said.
“Looking at the Pro Bowl, after having rested for three weeks, and thinking that I would feel better and then playing the game – which obviously was not really a game, but simply jogging and having fun – I realized how much pain I had just to do that.
“I was glad I went to the Pro Bowl, which I did the Pro Bowl because it was a greater indication of why I needed the surgery.”
Larson said about Landry’s video that he repaired the shaving cartilage issue. Landry said it was not microfracture surgery, which would have required a longer recovery time.
“You will feel that mechanically you feel better,” Larson said.
Landry has been with the Browns since 2018 when he arrived via trade with the Miami Dolphins. The 27-year-old registered at least 80 receptions in each of his six seasons. Landry imposed a personal mark with 112 receptions and nine touchdowns in 2017. He hasn’t missed a game in his career.