The Cleveland Browns received some positive news on Mack Wilson
The Cleveland Browns have taken blow after blow this training camp with Nick Chubb, Myles Garrett, Grant Delpit, and Mack Wilson all missing practice time because of injuries. While the team will be without Delpit who ruptured his Achilles last week, there is now some positive news on Mack Wilson.
Late Sunday, it was reported that Wilson is not expected to need surgery on his hyperextended knee and could be back within 4-6 weeks.
Unfortunately, that does mean he will likely miss at least 2-4 games, but the Browns having a chance to get him back is great news. Original reports made it seem likely that the injury would require season-ending surgery for Wilson.
After losing Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey this offseason, the Browns were already thin and young at the linebacker position. Wilson was by far the most talented player at the position, and the thought by many was the depth chart was already thin before the injury.
Analytics put a low value on a linebacker, but after watching teams run all over the Browns the last 20 years it sure would be nice to know Schobert would be suiting up on Sundays for the Browns again. Andrew Berry did bring in former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, which was a great addition. Smith may be passed his prime, but he can still certainly contribute and help young players like Sione Takitaki and Brandon Phillips develop into NFL players.
While all injuries are tough, the Wilson news hit harder than any. Wilson has always played with a chip on his shoulder and many predicted a huge season for him in 2020.
Not that he can’t still have a great year with only missing a few games, you just hope this knee won’t be a nagging injury all year.