Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney has been recovering from sports hernia surgery, but he is looking to be ready by the commencement of training camp.
Jadeveon Clowney, who was selected first overall by the Houston Texans in the draft, has been recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Clowney has the potential to become one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL, but he is looking to become 100 percent healthy first. Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that Clowney should be ready by the start of training camp though.
#Texans‘ Clowney said he’s yet to be cleared but is receiving gradual tests from doctors and believes he’s on track for training camp.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 18, 2014
Clowney has been questioned on his work ethic since his junior season at South Carolina, but it was difficult for him to repeat his sophomore season while constantly drawing double teams and playing with the injury that he eventually underwent surgery for.
The behemoth will also benefit from playing with former Defensive Player of the J.J. Watt. Clowney is expected to start at outside linebacker for the Texans, so he may take time to learn the playbook and adjust to playing in a new position since playing defensive end in college.