Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans, is recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Coach Bill O'Brien disclosed the procedure Friday and said Clowney had been struggling with a groin issue. O'Brien said the standout from South Carolina was sent to a specialist in Philadelphia.
“We decided the best thing for (Clowney) and the best thing for our team and the best thing for the organization was to have sports hernia surgery,” O'Brien said.
The surgery was performed Thursday. O'Brien expects Clowney to be ready for training camp, which begins in late July.
The Texans defense could be much improved if Clowney lives up to his draft spot. The hernia surgery is worrisome, but it sounds as if he'll be ready for training camp.