The Houston Texans and their fans have reason to be a tiny bit nervous about the health of #1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. On Friday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien revealed that Clowney has undergone sports hernia surgery and will be sidelined until training camp in late July.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia after suffering a groin injury, and the decision was made to go ahead with the sports hernia procedure. Clowney will miss the Texans’ upcoming mandatory minicamp.
The 21-year-old Clowney dominated at South Carolina and was taken #1 overall in this year’s draft by the Texans. The plan is to turn the stud college DE into a dominating 3-4 OLB. The Texans are acting like the injury isn’t that serious, but sports hernia injuries have a way of being a nagging problem.
It’s way too early for fans to panic over Clowney’s health but that won’t stop some Texans backers from doing just that. Hopefully the Texans won’t live to regret taking Clowney when they could have had a more natural 3-4 OLB like Khalil Mack. Or even a QB like Blake Bortles. Or a receiver like Sammy Watkins.