The Facts: Landry is not expected to undergo offseason hip surgery, a league source told the Beacon Journal on Tuesday morning.
Diehards Line: A sign Landry would avoid the surgery emerged when he agreed to participate in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Landry will play in the all-star game on Sunday. ... On Dec. 30, a day after the Browns wrapped up their 2019 season, Landry revealed surgery to address the injury he’s dealt with since organized team activities last spring could have forced him to endure six to eight months of rehabilitation. He had an MRI the same day so specialists could review the imaging, but he called surgery a last resort because of the timetable for a comeback. Landry said Dec. 26 he was diagnosed with a fractured sacrum last spring and it resulted in the nagging hip problem, but he pushed through it partly because he didn’t want to miss a game for the first time in his six-year NFL career. The sacrum is the large wedge-shaped vertebra that forms the base of the spinal column, where it intersects with the hip bones. Landry estimated he was “75 to 80 percent” healthy last year. He still led the Browns with 83 catches for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns and made his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl.