At first, when you read the headline that WR Corey Coleman will probably be out until training camp, it might seem like a big deal. How is a guy out that long after falling on a football?
When you think about it, though, the team’s final offseason program before training camp is mandatory minicamp from June 13-15. So it’s really only a couple of weeks, but because there is no activity up until training camp then, it seems like a bigger deal that it might actually be.
The news about the duration of Coleman being held out came after Wednesday’s OTA session when head coach Hue Jackson was speaking to the media:
"Right now I'm going to keep him out for a little while and again, that was a tough spill for him. A little tougher than I thought, but he's making his way through. ... He wants to be back out there right now, but I just think now is the time if a guy is kind of banged up a little bit to make sure they take care of him so that we get him back for training camp. But we'll see how it all unfolds here at the end.''
Fortunately, there are no broken bones involved, and clubs are often cautious in general about injuries around this time of year. If this were something during training camp, it’d be a lot more concerning, because Coleman has plenty of things he needs to work on after a fairly lackluster rookie season for a first-round pick.
#Browns HC Hue Jackson said WR Corey Coleman doesn't have a broken bone, coach reiterates he will be cautious this time of year.— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) May 31, 2017
New receiver Kenny Britt also remained sidelined on Wednesday, although a team spokesman told Fred Greetham of The OBR that the veteran did practice some on Tuesday during a closed-doors practice.