Mack Wilson is back at practice for the Cleveland Browns
Initially, it looked as though the Cleveland Browns could be without linebacker Mack Wilson all year after he suffered a knee injury early on in training camp. However, he now looks as though he could be back on the field before the first quarter of the season has been played.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski had said over the weekend that Wilson could be back at practice for the team this week and on Monday, that appears to be the case.
Wilson, who suffered a hyperextended knee, is rumored to be ready for limited work.
With him doing limited work, there’s no guarantee Wilson will be able to play this weekend when the Browns host the Washington Football Team. Even if he can’t suit up though, it’s been encouraging to see how quickly he’s recovered from what looked to be a huge loss.
Cleveland’s linebacker corps was already under fire before the injury to Wilson. After allowing Joe Schobert to leave in free agency and releasing Christian Kirksey, the Browns were incredibly thin here.
Wilson, a fifth-round pick out of Alabama in 2019, was their top-rated player at the position and he was developing into a leader for the unit before going down with the injury.
In his absence, Sione Takitaki stepped up and has performed well which has been encouraging. Still, there’s a lot of room for improvement and having Wilson back would go a long way toward addressing those issues.
Cleveland could still get Greedy Williams and Jacob Phillips back soon as well. The defense has had their problems but Leo is on the way.