Updated: ESPN’s Dan Graziano has corrected his report, saying that Odell Beckham Jr. does not have a “hip pointer,” but rather just a hip injury.
“Another source now tells me it’s a hip injury but not a hip “pointer.” I regret any confusion this caused. Regardless, as I reported earlier, Browns are not overly concerned,” he reports.
CLARIFICATION: Earlier today, a source told me Odell Beckham Jr.’s injury was a hip pointer. Another source now tells me it’s a hip injury but not a hip “pointer.” I regret any confusion this caused. Regardless, as I reported earlier, Browns are not overly concerned.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) August 15, 2019
Earlier: Now that his time in New York is over, the pressure is on for Odell Beckham Jr. to deliver this upcoming season. He was traded to Cleveland in a blockbuster deal back in March.
Beckham has flashed his potential on the practice field multiple times during training camp. Unfortunately, the Browns haven’t seen much of the All-Pro wideout lately due to a lingering injury.
There aren’t any concerns involving Beckham’s status for Week 1 of the regular season, but it sounds like he’s dealing with a minor issue.
Head coach Freddie Kitchens told the media that Beckham hasn’t participated in team drills because he has “a little something going on.”
According to ESPN insider Dan Graziano, the injury for Beckham is being diagnosed as a hip pointer.
Cleveland doesn’t believe that it’ll be a long-term absence for its explosive wide receiver.
#Browns Freddie Kitchens said Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't been in team drills because he 'has a little something going on.'
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 14, 2019
Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. sat out the team portion of practice Wednesday with what I am told is a hip pointer. Team is not concerned about a long-term absence. Odell attended practice and took part in individual drills. Possible he gets back in team stuff tomorrow, not certain.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) August 14, 2019
Graziano is reporting that it’s even possible that Beckham returns to team drills as soon as tomorrow. However, the Browns could decide to give him extra rest as a precautionary measure.
The Browns enter this season as a potential playoff threat. Most betting odds have the upstart AFC North squad making the postseason for the first time since 2002.
Any chance at making the playoffs most likely begins with Beckham and Baker Mayfield forming a dynamic duo on offense. But first, the Browns need him to return from his minor hip injury.