CLEVELAND — With questions surrounding Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s less than explosive season, the answer might be health-related.
Beckham has been playing through a serious sports hernia injury that will require surgery in the offseason, according to a report by NFL’s Ian Rapoport.
The sports hernia injury is serious and very painful, according to the report.
Beckham has been limited at many practices throughout the season, listed by the Browns week in and week out with hip and groin injuries, both of which are characteristics of sports hernias.
Despite the injury, Beckham has played through every game, recording 57 catches for 805 yards and two touchdowns. Beckham’s 55.3 percent catch percentage is the lowest of his six-year career, but he's averaging 14.1 yards per reception—his most since 2015.
Beckham has played through the sports hernia injury all season, according to the report, so it doesn't seem as though he'll miss any of the remaining four games.