ACL surgery for Odell Beckham Jr. a success

ACL surgery for Odell Beckham Jr. a success

The Cleveland Browns receiver underwent successful surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament and should be ready to play in the 2021 season.

Odell Beckham Jr. had surgery on his torn ACL and it has been deemed to be successful. Beckham’s surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews and it is expected for him to return to play in the 2021 NFL season.

The injury was suffered in Cleveland’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7, resulting in a premature ending for Odell Beckham Jr.’s 2020 season. This will be the fifth time in seven seasons that Beckham does not play in all 16 games.

Prior to his injury it was down year for Odell Beckham Jr. Entering Week 7 Beckham was on pace for 61.3 receptions, 850.7 yards, and 8 touchdowns. The 8 touchdowns would have been his highest total since 2016 when he finished with 10. The receptions and yards would have been career-lows in seasons in which he played 12 games or more.

Part of the reason for drop in numbers is due to the offense employed by Kevin Stefanski. The other more alarming reason is the lack of chemistry with Baker Mayfield. Whether people want to admit it or not, the reality is that the two players are not compatible. The Browns are more talented with Odell Beckham Jr. than they are without him. However the quarterback has better statistical numbers without him. The Browns are going to have to decide whether they keep an extremely talented receiver or an extremely limited quarterback. On the surface it seems like an easy decision, but that is before money enters the conversation. Beckham is owed a lot of money in the future and the concerns about how often he is injured may influence whether or not he is in Cleveland for the long haul.

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