Report: Jadeveon Clowney could miss the start of training camp
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien sounded confident Thursday that the first overall pick in the draft, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, would be 100% when training camp opens in July. Clowney underwent sports hernia surgery last week, and while O’Brien sounded optimistic, Clowney isn’t so sure he will be ready to go day one.
Clowney said, via Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, that he is feeling better after having the surgery, but that he’s taking the recovery day by day and wasn’t willing to declare that he’d be ready to go when camp opens. Clowney, who is learning a new position and a new scheme, will also be studying up while he rehabs.
“I’m still learning,” Clowney said. “That’s a big transition here.”
The injury apparently did not occur before the draft, so the Texans told him to take care of it now so he’d be ready for the season. Whatever the case, it doesn’t sound as if Clowney is in danger of missing any significant time, and he should be at full strength for the majority of camp.