Jedrick Wills to miss Cleveland Browns game against Chargers

Jedrick Wills has been coming in and out of games all season as he battles an ankle injury and the Cleveland Browns have decided to sit him in Week 5

When the Cleveland Browns lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, they were also worried they could have lost their starting left tackle.

Jedrick Wills injured his ankle during that game and had to be carted off the field. They received good news later that he was simply day-to-day, and wouldn’t miss the season. Surprisingly enough, he even suited up the following week against Houston.

However, he was unable to finish the game and that ended up being the same in Week 3 against Chicago and Week 4 in Minnesota. Looking ahead to Week 5, the Browns are now going to sit Wills as it was announced Saturday that he would miss their game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

While it’s not ideal to be without their starting left tackle, it’s probably for the best that the second-year lineman takes the time to fully heal his ankle. While it’s admirable that he’s been pushing through the pain, he’s been visibly slowed by the bum ankle.

Cleveland does have some other concerns as well since their best reserve lineman was also sidelined earlier this week. Chris Hubbard, who has been able to fill in all over the line when called upon, was sent to the IR as he’s having surgery on his injured triceps.

That means it will likely be Blake Hance or rookie James Hudson filling in for Wills this weekend with Joey Bosa coming to town.

It’s not the best-case scenario but in the end, this will be best for the team’s future chances.