Daily Dawg Tags: Injury gremlin catches Danny Shelton

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The Cleveland Browns have been hit with more injury news as defensive tackle Danny Shelton is now dealing with an unspecified knee injury.

Another day, another injury for the Cleveland Browns.

A day after learning that starting left guard Joel Bitonio and backup offensive tackle Cameron Erving would be out for a few weeks with injuries, it was starting defensive tackle Danny Shelton’s turn.

Head coach Hue Jackson told the team’s website that Shelton injured his knee during practice but that the injury is not expected to be serious. However, just like Bitonio and Erving, Shelton will not play on Monday when the Browns host the New York Giants in the second preseason game of the summer and he will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

Thursday evening, however, ESPN’s Field Yates, citing our old friend the unnamed source, Tweeted that things may be a bit more serious:

Shelton’s injury may not be as impactful as the injury to Bitonio as the Browns have several defensive tackles that can benefit from increased playing time during the remaining preseason games, but it is still not good when a starter has to miss time. It gets even worse if Shelton’s injury runs into the opening weeks of the regular season.

Hopefully this is the worst of it and both Shelton and Bitonio will be ready when the season opens on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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