Cleveland Browns: Studs and Duds in Week 4 nail-biting victory
Cleveland Browns Dud: Medical Staff’s handling of Jedrick Will’s Jr.
The Cleveland Browns medical staff and their handling of Jedrick Wills Jr.’s injury can only be described one way: criminal. Anytime a player is hurt, it’s up to the medical coaching staff to protect the player from themselves. Every player will try to play as soon as they can, as nobody enjoys missing playing time.
That appears to be the case with Wills. After suffering an ankle injury in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Wills has played every week, only to leave the game at some point by reaggravating the injury.
On Sunday, Wills had to leave in the third quarter, and was visibly upset, as he could be seen throwing his helmet towards the sideline as he was helped off the field. Nagging injuries are never fun for any player to deal with, especially when the medical staff keeps clearing you for gameday and you continually have to leave the game.
Jedrick Wills needs rest. That’s the only thing that is going to help his ankle, and the medical staff needs to take serious steps to ensure that Wills only returns to the field when he is 100 percent healthy. If that means sitting out for a game or two and protecting Wills from himself, then that’s exactly what needs to happen.
That’s what they get paid to do, and that’s what they need to start doing. Otherwise, the Cleveland Browns could be looking for another starting left tackle in an all-too-soon NFL Draft.