Austin Hooper and two other Cleveland Browns will miss Week 7
Week 7 will feature the Cleveland Browns making their third trip to the stadium of an AFC North opponent. This will be their final regular-season road game in the division, and they’re looking for their first win against one of their top-three rivals on the road.
Cleveland lost in Week 1 to Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium and then fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last week. Now, they travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
Unfortunately, they once again will find themselves without some of their key players. Guard Wyatt Teller will again miss the game with a calf problem, his second in a row. Also out is rookie linebacker Jacob Phillips who will be missing his fourth game of the season and second in a row as he battles a knee injury.
While those two weren’t shocking, the final name wasn’t expected. Tight end Austin Hooper was a late-week scratch as he had to have an appendectomy and will miss the team’s rematch with Cincinnati.
The full injury report and as well as the weekly practice participation can be found on the team’s official website. According to them, the following players are designated as out and questionable.
Austin Hooper, TE, Appendectomy
Wyatt Teller, G, Calf
Jacob Phillips, LB, Knee
Karl Joseph, S, Hamstring
The good news is that Ronnie Harrison didn’t show up on the injury report after missing Week 6. If he were to go, and if Karl Joseph could make his first appearance since Week 4, the secondary would be in good strength against Cincy.