UPDATE: According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, an updated diagnosis for Benard is that he suffered a broken hand, not a broken arm as originally reported. This would seem to be good news for Benard, and I imagine he would only miss a couple of games because of this.
The last motorcycle accident for a Cleveland Brown didn't go over so well, and neither will this one.
Linebacker Marcus Benard suffered a
broken arm when he crashed his motorcycle into the wall of a Cleveland-area interstate, according to reports. Drew Rosenhaus, Benard's agent, said that his client's injuries "are not life threatening" and he is expected to "make a full recovery."
It wouldn't be a surprise to me if this injury landed Benard on the injured reserve. He was making a transition from being a 3-4 outside linebacker to a 4-3 defensive end this season. We expected him to see significant snaps, but through four games he had not seen many snaps behind Jayme Mitchell and Jabaal Sheard. If the Browns don't place him on the injured reserve, based on arm injuries in the past, I would guess that he would be out for around two months. I'm sure more on Benard will be revealed tomorrow during Pat Shurmur's press conference.