Coming off a breakout year, Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has hit a stumbling block during the team's offseason program and had sports hernia surgery Thursday.

#Browns TE Gary Barnidge had sports hernia surgery and will be back for training camp Hue Jackson said

— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 2, 2016

Coach Hue Jackson told reporters that Barnidge -- who had 44 career receptions from 2008-14 before racking up 79 for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns last season -- will be back in time for start of training camp in July. He reportedly had missed Wednesday's practice.

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In addition to putting up big numbers in 2015, Barnidge became known for making circus catches, including these:

Gary Barnidge... 👀 #CLEvsSTL https://t.co/PqCf6m677Y

— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2015

Here's what happened:

Gary Barnidge went up for a ball
And caught it with his FEET for a TD
Just watch. #CLEvsBAL http://t.co/wSwCBJj5PD

— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2015

Watch this as many times as you want.
You still won't figure out how Gary Barnidge caught this ball. #CLEvsSD http://t.co/7cqBIpwjv1

— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2015