In 2020 Odell Beckham Jr. tore his ACL while playing for the Cleveland Browns. Apparently the surgery to repair his ACL back then didn’t go well. “The procedure was performed by a non-team affiliated doctor. This surgery led to a rehab that took longer than expected while Beckham was training in Arizona. Some wondered if he wasn’t working hard enough. Turns out, just not a great surgery.” Per Ian Rapoport. Here is Ian Rapoport on the Pat McAfee Show today:
“When Odell tore his ACL with the Browns the surgery didn’t go as well as anyone had hoped.. this past surgery went really well & probably will extend his career” ~@RapSheet#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/oTgRFg3eQY
— WrestleMania Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 13, 2022
This could explain why Green Bay didn’t pursue OBJ as much as other teams. Odell Beckham Jr’s knee was a known issue throughout the league. However going forward, this second surgery could have saved / prolonged his career. It is still unclear at what point in time OBJ could play in the 2022 NFL season, but it appears his career is far from over.
Odell Beckham’s knee seems to be on the mend the right way and could be a reliable weapon for years to come. He proved he can contribute at a high level, even with a knee that’s not 100%, in 2021.