Brown’s WR Jarvis Laundry says his hip rehabilitation is ‘ahead of schedule’

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Retrieved 21 May 2020, 05:16 IST

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Jarvis Laundry

Cleveland Browns wide client Jarvis Landry has never missed a game in his six-year NFL career, and does not believe his recovery from hip surgery was said to be “ahead of schedule.”

Lipri suffered a hip injury last season after being injured in training camp.

Despite being slow, he was able to lead the Browns with 83 receptions, 1,174 receiving yards and six touchdowns to earn a fifth Pro Bowl selection.

“The rehab process is going great,” Landry said Wednesday in a call to Zoom from his home in Florida.

“It’s obviously a bit difficult, I’m going through some kind of moderation thing that is obviously isolated and something that I haven’t been able to access. So that was the hardest part of it.

“Right now I’m a little ahead of schedule, but the most important thing right now is that it’s taking days by day. I can’t predict exactly when I’ll be on the field in July, August or September. But obviously my return date is sometime in August.”

Laundry was originally considered against surgery and wrapping in another season of playing with pain before going under the knife following the Pro Bowl in February.

On Wednesday, he said the right decision to operate was “absolutely”.

“It’s something I knew I needed,” said the 27-year-old. “I went to try and play the tough guy for another year. But I realized where I was, the things that don’t let me do it, I didn’t want to be the cause of the team. There’s success.”

Rehabilitation from surgery was expected to take six to eight months, which called into question his availability for the 2020 season opener.

While the players were cleared for practice in the coronavirus epidemic, Laundry was inspired to expand the series of games he played and found himself getting ready for training camp.

“I’ve been aiming for myself since I was little to watch ‘Monday Night Football’,” he said.

“And it’s still something that’s on my mind. Ob Obviously I want to make sure I’m running this process properly and I’m sure I’ll be able to get well there and get well enough and help the team win games and not hurt the team. “