Browns Rookie CB Howard Wilson Breaks Kneecap in Practice; Could Miss 2017

Cornerback Howard Wilson, the Browns’ fourth-round pick last month out of Houston, broke his kneecap in practice on Friday and will undergo surgery soon. He’ll be out a significant amount of time, possibly the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland.com reports. He’s one of 10 Browns draft picks in 2017.

“It’s disappointing but this a part of playing football,” Wilson said in a statement from the Browns. “It was kind of a freak thing. I was just running around and my knee just kind of locked up on me. I didn’t think much of it but the training staff wanted to get the proper testing so I got the MRI. I’m a positive person so I will have the surgery, work hard in my rehab and look forward to getting back to out there and helping this team win some games.”

The timetable for Wilson’s return will be determined after the surgery. It’s his second major knee injury in two years. He suffered a torn right ACL in week three of his 2015 season and sat out the rest of the year.

Wilson (6-0, 184) signed his rookie contract on Thursday and broke the kneecap late in practice.

“It’s unfortunate,” said said head coach Hue Jackson. “He’ll be out for a while, significant time. So we’ll deal with it accordingly. His spirits are high. He understands it. He understands what he’s dealing with. He’s already started to the process of getting his mind beyond that so he can get himself back as soon as he can.”

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