Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham is out of surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. He let his fans know he was doing well by posting a photo of himself after the procedure.
Beckham told his followers, “Sit back and relax n watch how God work … Now let the journey begin.”
The receiver tore his anterior cruciate ligament, which stabilizes the knee, during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 25. He was chasing Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips, who had just intercepted Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, when the injury occurred.
While it usually takes an NFL player about nine months to recover from ACL reconstruction, it’s unclear whether Beckham will be ready for training camp.
The Browns issued a statement saying: “Odell Beckham, Jr. underwent successful surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The surgery was performed early today by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Pensacola, Florida. Beckham is expected to be ready for the 2021 season.”
This Isn’t First Surgery for Odell Beckham
A three-time Pro-Bowler, Beckham is one of the best receivers in the league. Beckham played in seven games before his injury, securing 23 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns.
Heather Van Norman also posted a photograph on Instagram of herself with her son and Dr. Andrews after the surgery. She wrote: “SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS. Thank you Dr. Andrews and Andrew’s Institute for treating my family like your own.”
In 2017, Beckham suffered a season-ending ankle injury. It also required surgery.