Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be healthy at training camp in July after having sports hernia surgery last week, but Clowney wasn’t willing to say he’d be ready on 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.”
Clowney also said that the injury that led to surgery did not occur before he was drafted in May, although there were reports that Clowney had a slight groin pull at his pro day. Clowney said “there was a little pain” and that the Texans told him to take care of it now so that he’d be ready to go in time for the season.