According to Tom Withers and other members of the Cleveland media, both Barkevious Mingo and Dion Lewis suffered some significant injuries in tonight's game vs. Detroit. Dion Lewis' injury could cost him considerable time:
#Browns LB Barkevious Mingo hospitalized with bruised lung. RB Dion Lewis has broken leg.
Dion Lewis has been doing a exceptional job providing "lightening" to Trent Richardson's Thunder so far this preseason. He's been the talk of the media due to his quickness and ability to make players miss, but also for his versatility in that he can catch out of the backfield. Lewis played well last week, scoring a TD and looked good tonight until he went down with the injury.
That being said, the metaphorical "running back storm" will have to wait several week to roll through an NFL stadium again as the typical recovery time for a broken fibula is anywhere between 6 - 8 weeks or more, depending on how bad the fracture is.
Barkevious Mingo, on the other hand, was taken to the hospital and will stay overnight with a bruised lung. Be sure to check back here for updates, but my guess is that he should most likely be OK to go by the time the regular season rolls around but I feel he probably saw the last of his playing time this preseason.
Jason Pinkston was seen in a walking boot and crutches after spraining his ankle during the game tonight:
Brandon Bogotay "i better be ready for the next game; i think i will be"
Not sure what the Bogotay injury is, but Gary Barnidge was reported to have a sprained shoulder. Needless to say the win was nice, and so was the trophy, but the injuries are never fun, although they are a part of the game.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provided some updates on Friday morning regarding the status of Mingo and Pinkston:
#Browns first-rounder Barkevious Mingo should only miss a week or so with his bruised lung. Expected out of the hospital today.
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