Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall missed practice on Tuesday so he could get a second opinion on his injured knee.
The news was reported by Mary Kay Cabot at cleveland.com in a Tweet:
#Browns Damarious Randall is out of town getting a second opinion on his knee with a doc he knows— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 28, 2018
Randall was a late scratch from last Thursday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles after experiencing pain in his knee during warmups.
Head coach Hue Jackson said that the move to get a second opinion is nothing more than a precautionary one, according to clevelandbrowns.com:
“(Damarious) went to go make sure that everything checked out. I think that he is going to be fine. He will be back here and ready to go and practicing when he gets back. We gave him the opportunity to go see someone that he knew. We OK’d it and made sure that everything was OK. He is definitely seeing someone and he will be back here shortly.”
The Browns acquired Randall in March from the Green Bay Packers in a trade for former starting quarterback DeShone Kizer, along with a swap of lower draft picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
A first-round selection out of Arizona State in 2015, Randall had a rocky time with the Packers, battling knee and groin injuries, along with being played out of position at cornerback.
The plan in Cleveland was to return Randall to his natural position at free safety, allowing Jabrill Peppers to take over the strong safety role.
How soon that plan comes to fruition will certainly hinge on what Randall learns from today’s medical visit.