Wednesday’s Injury Report a Long One For Browns

Four days before kick-off, the injury list is long for the Cleveland Browns – and with key contributors on both offense and defense.

As of Wednesday, at least 7 of the 10 players listed on the injury report are either starters, or key back-ups.

Right Tackle Tony Pashos (ankle), Tight End Ben Watson (hip), Outside Linebacker Chris Gocong (shoulder), Wide Receivers Joshua Cribbs (hamstring) and Mohammed Massaquoi (foot), along with Strong Safety T.J. Ward are, or were at one time, projected starters for the Browns heading into week one against the Cincinnati Bengals.

It’s hard to imagine Watson, Cribbs and Ward missing this week’s game, but Pashos, Gocong and Massaquoi may see limited to no action due to their injuries.

Linebacker Titus Brown (ankle) and Free Safety Usama Young (hamstring) were expected to be key reserves for the Browns defense this season. Brown will miss a lengthy amount of time, while it’s unclear when, exactly, Young will be back after missing all of the Browns preseason games.

Defensive Back Eric Hagg is also listed on the team’s Wednesday injury report. Hagg should provide depth at safety upon his return.

The team’s health is going to be a huge factor in the whether or not they are successful this season. Depth is a major concern, mainly along the offensive line and linebacker.

Look for another injury update as we get closer to game day.

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One Response to “Wednesday’s Injury Report a Long One For Browns”

  1. Dotcommie says:

    From Friday’s news, it looks like “Right Tackle Tony Pashos (ankle), Tight End Ben Watson (hip), Outside Linebacker Chris Gocong (shoulder), Wide Receivers Joshua Cribbs (hamstring) and Mohammed Massaquoi (foot), along with Strong Safety T.J. Ward” are all going to start.

    “Free Safety Usama Young (hamstring)” may or may not start, but things were looking up for his chances as of Friday. Since he hasn’t been a true starter, there’s no way to know if he’d be the better FS at this point. Unless Young sparkles, we might be better off with Adams, even if Young is healthy. We’ll just have to watch the games.

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