Bottom line: Expect him to be ready to play at the start of the season. He played 2019 with a fractured sacrum (bone connecting spine to pelvis) and pain from impingement in his hip. He underwent surgery in February that NFL players return from in an average of 6-7 months without negative impacts on post-operative performance or career length.
Injury: Hip impingement w/low-grade cartilage tear; fractured sacrum
Date of Injury: During OTAs 2019
Date of Surgery: 2/4/20
Analysis in Detail:
Return to Play
Landry underwent hip arthroscopy (surgery using a camera in the joint through a few small incisions) with clean-up of a low-grade cartilage tear and trimming of impinging bone in the joint. He has been on track for return in 6-8 months from surgery. Return rate from this treatment amongst NFL players is 84-93% in an average of 6-7 months after surgery.
NFL players generally return to their pre-injury performance levels after undergoing this surgery. Landry also played 2019 with a fractured sacrum that has likely healed by now, so his pain level should be decreased entering the 2020 season.
NFL players who return after his surgery average the same number of games per season and career lengths as players without the injury. Therefore, we do not anticipate durability concerns.
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