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Report: Browns’ Jarvis Landry won’t have hip surgery despite injury

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been dealing with a hip injury since last spring, but according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, he will not be undergoing surgery to repair the issue.

Landry said late last month that such a procedure would keep him sidelined for six to eight months. Then, last week, the Pro Bowler agreed to participate in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, an indication that Landry would not be having surgery.

The wideout said back on Dec. 26 that he was diagnosed with a fractured sacrum before organized team activities last offseason and estimated that he was, at best, 80 percent healthy in 2019.

Landry’s nagging injury did not stop him from playing in every game and hauling in 83 receptions for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns this season, resulting in his fifth straight Pro Bowl selection.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (63rd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He spent this first four seasons with the Dolphins, putting together back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns in 2015 and 2016 and then leading the league with 112 catches in 2017 before being traded to the Browns in March 2018.

Jarvis Landry caught 81 passes for 976 yards and four scores during his first season in Cleveland.

The Metairie, La. native has never missed a game in his NFL career.

Due to an offseason in which they acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt, as well as numerous key defensive players, the Browns were expected to contend for a Super Bowl this year.

Instead, Cleveland went 6-10 and missed the playoffs.