The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that according to a league source, Cleveland Browns DT Shaun Rogers will miss the remainder of the season due to either an ankle or Achilles injury. Rogers was reportedly on crutches in the Browns locker room after the game with a distraught look on his face. Ahtyba Rubin will likely take Rogers' place for the remainder of the season.
Rogers wasn't the only player to leave with an injury Sunday against the Bengals. The following three players also left the game with injuries:
- DL Kenyon Coleman (knee)
- LB Kamerion Wimbley (knee)
- DB Brodney Pool (head injury)
The most concerning injury among those three has to do with Pool, who already has a history of concussions. With the league's recent added emphasis on protecting players who have concussions, you wonder if Pool is getting to the point where he might need to retire early.
"Of course, I'm worried about him," said Eric Wright. "I didn't know until just now he had a head injury."
If Wimbley can't go next week against the Chargers, the team's linebacker unit will feature Jason Trusnik and Matt Roth on the outside and Kaluka Maiava and David Bowens on the inside.
Any way you look at it, this defense isn't going to get any better in an already dismal 1-10 season.