O' Brian believes Clowney will be healthy for training camp
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Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brian said on Thursday that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be healthy during training camp that occurs in July after having sports hernia surgery last week
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Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brian said on Thursday that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be healthy during training camp that occurs in July after having sports hernia surgery last week. Clowney wasn't clear about being ready to play on the very first day though.
Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle stated that Clowney said he was feeling better but he is taking his recovery day by day and hasn't fully decided on if he wants to declare that he will be ready for camp when that time comes. Clowney is in the beginning stages of learning a new position and will be studying the playbook while he is in rehab.
"I'm still learning," Clowney said. "That's a big transition here."
Clowney did say that the injury that led to him having surgery did not happen when he was drafted in May, even though there were reports that he did have slight groin pain on his pro day.
"I want to live up to my reputation," said Clowney.
"I figure I've got some extra motivation now, I could've done anything I wanted this next month, if I hadn't gotten hurt. No telling how I would've acted if I had gone home. But this kind of brought me back. They always talk about nothing is set in stone. Well, you really see the light. I just need to get healthy so I can ball out."
Clowney said "there was a little pain" and that the Texans told him to take care of what was needed to be done ahead of time so when season starts he would be ready to go.