As if a 31-13 beating at the hands of the Tennessee Titans wasn’t bad enough, the Cleveland Browns had to endure a knee injury to star cornerback Joe Haden in the process.
An MRI on Monday showed that the knee injury was a sprain, but the good news is that he won’t require surgery. Even better, Haden gets an extra week of rest, as the Browns are on their bye week. He did, however, wear a brace to team meetings.
Head coach Pat Shurmur said that Haden “may miss some time,” but there’s plenty of time to wait and see.
Through the first four games of the season, Haden has established himself as the one of the best up-and-coming cornerbacks in the entire NFL. He is typically the player asked to cover other teams’ No. 1 receivers, and has done so quite well up to this point. Should he have to miss time, Dimitri Patterson, the team’s current nickelback (acquired this offseason from the Philadelphia Eagles), would likely start in his place.