Medical tests on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin this week revealed blood clots in her legs and lungs, which will cause the veteran to miss the start of training camp, the team announced Friday.
Goodwin, who turns 33 in November, said he experienced leg discomfort and shortness of breath during team activities in the spring, which triggered the tests.
“It was really alarming at first because I’ve had injuries throughout my career, but it’s never been something like this that could turn into something detrimental if left unaddressed,” he told the Browns team website. “It was scary at first, but now I’m comfortable with it.”
As he mentioned, Goodwin is no stranger to injury setbacks. He missed six games with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 due to ankle, rib and hamstring pain, as well as a concussion. Broken ribs in 2015 cost Goodwin five more games with the Bills. Goodwin landed on injured reserve after nine games in 2019 with the San Francisco 49ers with knee issues. He missed the final two games of the 2022 season with the Seattle Seahawks with a shoulder injury.
Goodwin has 187 receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns over his 10-year career. He signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Browns this offseason, according to Spotrac.
The Browns will have an eclectic group of passers for Deshaun Watson this season.
Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones return as outside starters, with former 2021 second-rounder Elijah Moore likely heading to the slot after a trade to the New York Jets. Cleveland also has 2022 third-rounder David Bell, signed Jakeem Grant this offseason and drafted Cedric Tillman in the third round this spring.
Now, it looks like Goodwin will be one step behind his peers as the Browns head into training camp ahead of the 2023 season. Cleveland will face the Jets in the annual Hall of Fame preseason game on Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.