Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said his body hasn’t been right since he fractured his left ankle in October 2017, with the New York Giants. But he said in a new workout video posted to his YouTube channel Monday that he’s “trying to hit the reset button.”
Beckham, 27, underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury on Jan. 21. He gave an update on his rehab and again voiced his great expectations for the 2020 season.
“I would honestly say this is probably going to be one of my best seasons. Bigger, stronger, faster. This is my time,” he said.
Traded by the Giants in March, 2019, Beckham played in all 16 games for the Browns and caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns. But he said he was never healthy last season.
“Recovery’s going well, I’m really trying to put my body back together,” Beckham said. “I’ve been playing for 23 years, so for me I’m trying to put it all back together in seven months.
“I’m just trying to build up resiliency, more strength. My problem in my career were injuries. Honestly, I’d never been injured until I snapped my ankle. From then on, I’d had a bunch of compensation injuries that naturally occur over the years. Right now what I’m trying to do is hit the reset button, being able to get everything fixed — shoulder, arms, back, everything aligned, functional, moving properly so I can begin training to get ready for the season.”
In the video, Beckham showed off his muscles in a pool and lifted a large metal weight bench. He also detailed what went wrong last year.
“I was training in June, July and I kinda was feeling stuff around the groin area, abs and stuff like that,” he said. “I went to training camp and like the third week of training camp I tear a little piece of my ab. So before the season I kind of had the hernia thing going on, sports hernia surgery is what they call it.
“Ended up the end of the season (with a) torn abductor, torn rectus abdominis on the right. So pretty much I was f***** up the whole year, didn’t really try and say anything about it. Probably one of the worst surgeries I’ve ever had.”
Drafted 12th overall out of LSU in 2014, Beckham recorded double-digit touchdown receptions his first three seasons in the league and never went below 1,305 receiving yards in that span.
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