Landry (hip) indicated Wednesday that he's slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery and anticipates returning to the field in August, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Landry admitted that his rehab has been more challenging than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prevented him from accessing certain resources. Even so, Landry indicated his rehab is still going well overall, so barring a setback down the road, the seventh-year wideout should be good to go when the Browns open their regular season Sept. 13 in Baltimore.
Landry posted via his Instagram account a video of the wide receiver doing some on-field drills, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Landry was merely doing some high knees, but the activity is a positive development in his recovery from Feb. 4 hip surgery. With offseason programs happening virtually this year, his next opportunity to participate with the Browns will be training camp, assuming it goes off as planned. Landry is coming off a career-best 1,174 yards on 83 receptions in 2019 while working in tandem with Odell Beckham (abdomen). Once healthy, the duo will have to compete for targets with Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, David Njoku, offseason addition Austin Hooper and potentially other skill players selected in the upcoming draft.
Landry (hip) is on schedule in his rehabilitation, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. New Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said both Landry and Odell Beckham (abdomen) "are exactly where they need to be" in their offseason recovery. That duo is expected to return as the starting wide receivers, but in an offense that is expected to change with the arrival of Stefanski.
Landry (hip) anticipates returning to practice at some point in August, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Landry initially planned to avoid hip surgery this offseason but then changed his mind after he felt pain while playing in the Pro Bowl. He went under the knife Feb. 4, with surgeons shaving away some cartilage and removing two pieces of bone that were embedded in his hip labrum. An estimated recovery timeline of six-to-eight months means Landry isn't a lock to be ready for the preseason or even Week 1, though he's optimistic he won't miss any regular-season games. The 27-year-old believes he was 75-to-85 percent healthy in 2019, dealing with pain and discomfort throughout the season after he suffered a sacrum fracture during OTAs. Landry will be working with a new coaching staff in Cleveland whenever he makes his way back to the practice field.
Landry ultimately changed his mind and decided to undergo hip surgery Feb. 4, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Landry was planning to forego the surgery as recently as the Super Bowl according to Cabot, but he eventually changed his mind and decided on the procedure that comes with a 6-to-8-month recovery timetable. This leaves the door open for availability at the start of training camp in late July, though the organization and new head coach Kevin Stefanski are optimistic Landry might be available on a limited basis this spring. After a procedure that was considered successful, all signs point to a full recovery.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|15||12/20||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|16||12/27||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|3 Year Avg||149||92||1046||6||53||11.37||140|