The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will be absent from the beginning of NFL training camp due to “alarming” blood clots in his legs and lungs.
During organized team activities in the spring, Marquise Goodwin started feeling discomfort in his legs and noticed slight shortness of breath. Subsequent tests confirmed that the 32-year-old athlete was dealing with blood clots in his legs and lungs.
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After signing with the Browns in free agency during the offseason, Goodwin expressed his concern about the blood clots, stating, “It was really alarming at first because I’ve experienced injuries throughout my career, but it’s never been anything like this that could turn into something detrimental if it’s not taken care of.”
He continued, “It was frightening at first, but now I’m at ease with it. I’ve prayed and just given it over to God. It’s out of my control, and the only thing I can control is my effort and attitude and how I approach each day moving forward. It’s one of those things that is totally out of my control, out of the doctor’s control, and out of the trainer’s control.”
“It’s really an unfortunate deal we have to deal with, but we need to deal with it in the proper fashion,” he said. “The Browns are doing everything in their power to support me through it by allowing me to be around the team, on the field, and in meetings.”
Goodwin expressed his gratitude for the support from the Browns, stating that he is hopeful the situation gets under control, so he can contribute to the team’s success during the upcoming season.
The Browns did not provide a timeline for Goodwin’s return to the field due to his non-football-related illness.
The Browns’ first training camp practice is scheduled for Saturday at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Throughout his career, Marquise Goodwin has participated in 102 games, amassing 187 receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns, with an impressive average of 16.2 yards per reception.
Since being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Texas native has played for five teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, and, most recently, the Browns.