God doesn’t hate Cleveland anymore...but he still hates the Browns.
After being relatively healthy for the first two weeks of the regular season, the injury bug has hit the team hard over the past week. Unlike past years, we’re not talking about potentially avoidable soft tissue injuries.
The latest player to fall victim to injury is wide receiver Corey Coleman, who suffered a broken hand during Wednesday’s practice, as first reported by Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer. The team has since confirmed the news.
#Browns issue statement Corey Coleman had X-ray showed a fracture in his hand. He practiced Wed & will be evaluated on timetable of return— Fred Greetham (@FredGreetham) September 21, 2016
Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal says that Coleman will see a hand specialist on Thursday to help determine how long he will be out. Promising rookie defensive lineman Carl Nassib also broke his hand this past week. He’s a lineman, though, and can play through it. As a wide receiver your hands are...kind of important.
It’s hurts to see the news because this year is supposed to be about evaluating young talent, and now the team’s most promising rookies on both sides of the ball have broken hands. This week against the Miami Dolphins, rookie quarterback Cody Kessler will also be short a playmaker. One of the team’s three rookie receivers — Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, or Jordan Payton — will have to step up until Josh Gordon returns from suspension in Week 5.