Browns Dealing with Injuries to Fujita, Cribbs, Brown, and More


Actually losing the game to the New York Jets apparently wasn’t enough. To add insult to injury, the Browns are dealing with a number of, well, injuries:

  • Linebacker Scott Fujita could be out “a little while”, according to head coach Eric Mangini. As the leader of the defense, this certainly comes as a blow, but this does come at a time when the schedule gets a little easier. Fujita has an injured left knee ligament, but let’s hope he can return to the field soon.
  • Josh Cribbs is dealing with four dislocated toes but is expected to practice later this week. His absence was certainly felt on Sunday, especially on offense.
  • Cornerback Sheldon Brown is also expected to resume practice later this week after suffering a shoulder injury against the Jets.
  • Right guard Billy Yates will be placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury, giving rookie Shawn Lauvao the chance to take advantage of plenty of playing time.