Cole Beasley and the Dallas Cowboys have gone their separate ways this offseason as the receiver took his talents way north to the Buffalo Bills, but they’ll meet again come Thanksgiving Day when a re-match of Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII goes down.
It will be quite the interesting Turkey Day as Beasley has taken plenty of opportunities over the course of the offseason to take shots at his former team. He seems to be happy in Buffalo and honestly, we all want him to be happy and experience success. He soldiered on for the Cowboys for a long time and deserves credit as a legitimate slot receiver.
Speaking of soldiering on though, word out of Buffalo is that Beasley did a lot of that during his last season with the Cowboys. Apparently he had a rare groin/abdomen injury that he suffered during training camp which took a long time to diagnose properly.
From Beasley: "This is an injury I dealt with all last season. I actually developed it in camp last year and I missed like two weeks there because I didn’t know what it was and it took forever to get a diagnosis. I finally just figured out a way to manage it and played through."— Mark Ludwiczak (@marklud12) June 4, 2019
This would hardly be the first time that the Cowboys were accused of a misdiagnosis of sorts, and it’s definitely not a good look that this apparently took “forever” to finally figure out. If you’re curious as to what exactly osteitis pubis is, it doesn’t sound fun.
Osteitis pubis is an inflammation of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscle insertions. First described in patients who underwent suprapubic surgery, it remains a well-known complication of invasive procedures about the pelvis. It may also occur as an inflammatory process in athletes.
As Beasley is now a member of the Bills his current health condition isn’t of supreme importance to us (from a football perspective, we obviously wish him the best health in life) but this issue could explain why he wasn’t more productive last season.
Cole Beasley was ultimately targeted 87 times last season with the Cowboys (65 receptions, 672 yards) and things got complicated when Amari Cooper got to town, but if he had been totally healthy maybe he would have performed better. It’s hard to know.
All that’s known now is that Beasley is making his way back from this injury and that he dealt with it while with the Cowboys. Hopefully nobody else has anything that takes “forever” to diagnose as that’s not a situation we want to find ourselves in.