The injuries just keep coming for Joe Haden.
The Browns’ veteran cornerback will have surgery on two injured groin muscles after the season.
However, just like Terrelle Pryor, Haden will grit it out for the next two games, in the hopes of helping the Browns win a game.
Haden announced yesterday that he will have surgery soon after the season to repair his two injured groin muscles, with a recovery time of 6-8 weeks. While Haden was named as an alternate to the Pro Bowl, the defensive back will not travel to Orlando.
Haden’s injury woes this year began in August, when Haden missed part of training camp in his recovery from an ankle surgery. Then in September, the veteran injured his groin in practice leading up to the Dolphins’ game. Haden sat out that contest, but did come back to play the next week against the Redskins.
The problems returned in mid-October, when Haden hurt his other groin muscle in a mid-October practice, leading him to sit out games against the Titans and Bengals.
Haden only played in 5 games in 2015, missing time due to a hamstring injury, a broken finger, and a concussion.
Kudos to Haden for playing through the injury these next two weeks. We’ll soon see if Haden makes a difference in the secondary.