It's been more than three months since Odell Beckham Jr. underwent surgery to repair the core muscle injury that had hampered him throughout the 2019 season.
On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver took to social media to provide an update on his recovery, as well as some lofty expectations for the 2020 campaign.
In a four-minute and eight-second video posted to his personal YouTube page on Monday evening, Beckham shared highlights of himself working out outside as he continues his recovery. He also discussed the mindset he's taken throughout the process, which he hopes will lead to a bounce-back campaign.
"Right now what I'm trying to do is basically hit the reset button. Being able to just get everything fixed," Beckham says in the video. "Shoulder, arms, back, everything aligned, functional, moving properly, so I can begin training to be ready for the season.
"I would honestly say this is probably going to be one of my best seasons. Bigger, stronger, faster. This is my time."
In his first season with the Browns, Beckham posted the least productive full season of his career, catching 74 passes for 1,035 yards and 4 touchdowns as Cleveland amassed a disappointing 6-10 record. But despite appearing in all 16 of his team's games in 2019, the 3-time Pro Bowl selection was hindered by injuries, which was originally reported to be a sports hernia injury suffered in training camp.
In the video posted on Monday, Beckham provided the most thorough accounting of the injuries he dealt with, which went far beyond what had originally be revealed.
"I was training in June and July, and I was kind of just feeling stuff around the groin area, abs and stuff like that," Beckham said. "I went through training, went through training and I get to August and the third week of training camp, I tear a little piece of my abs. So before the season, I kind of had the hernia thing going on. Sports hernia is what they call it. End up at the end of the season, torn abductor, torn rectus abdominis on the right. So pretty much, I was just f---ed up the whole year. I really didn't try and say anything about it.
"Probably one of the worst surgeries I've ever had. Recovery's going well. Guess I'm really just trying to put my body back together."
Between Beckham's underwhelming production and his reported unhappiness, rumors had circulated that the Browns would consider trading the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry, however, has been consistent in stating that the Browns aren't only planning to keep Beckham, but they view him as a long term piece of their franchise.
"This is actually a topic, at least from our perspective, there really hasn't been a ton of ambiguity," Berry said during an appearance on the NFL Network last week. "We've been clear from the beginning that we view Odell as a fantastic player. We're a better team with him on the field. We see him as a long-term member of the organization."