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Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry underwent successful hip surgery

Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry underwent successful hip surgery on February 4 to repair an injury he played through during the 2019 season.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry battled through a lower body injury for much of the 2019 season and after participating in the Pro Bowl, he underwent surgery to repair the damage done to his hip.

The Browns announced Thursday that Landry underwent successful hip surgery on February 4 and is expected to make a full recovery in time to play at the start of the 2020 regular season. Landry’s surgery was performed by Dr. Chris Larson in Minnesota.

Much like his long-time friend and Browns teammate Odell Beckham Jr., Landry did not miss a game during the 2019 season despite the injury.

“I see not just talented guys; I see guys who can be leaders because they are vocal and they are voices in that locker room,” new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said of Landry and Beckham Jr. during his introductory press conference at team headquarters in Berea Wednesday.

“It is our job to help them be positive leaders, and that is what I think both guys want to do.”

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Landry and Beckham Jr. finished the season Nos. 1 and 2 on the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns among wide receivers.

Landry converted his 83 receptions into 1,174 yards, a 14.1 yards-per-reception average and a team-best six touchdowns, while Beckham Jr. gained 1,035 yards and scored four touchdowns on his 74 catches. Beckham Jr. averaged 14.0 yards per reception.

Landry earned Pro Bowl status for the fifth straight season and second consecutive year since joining the Browns through a trade with the Miami Dolphins and signing a lucrative long-term contract extension during the 2018 offseason.

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Beckham Jr. underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury following the 2019 season.

“I think the biggest thing is to find what they do well and put them in those positions,” Van Pelt said. “If it is something that is not in their wheelhouse, don’t ask them to do it.

“It is just like the quarterback. Do what he does well over and over again with repetition and muscle memory, and the timing of the pass game and all that will help. Both are extremely talented receivers and I am very fired up to work with both of them.”

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