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Browns place KhaDarel Hodge on IR

Wide receiver to miss at least three weeks with a hamstring injury.

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The Cleveland Browns placed wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge on the injured reserve list on Tuesday.

Hodge will now miss a minimum of three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during pregame warmups for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Hodge played in the first three games of the season, catching three passes for 51 yards.

The third-year wide receiver is the second player the Browns have put on injured reserve this week, joining running back Nick Chubb, who is expected to miss several weeks with an MCL sprain.

Hodge will likely join Chubb in being out until after the Browns bye week on November 8. While many will term his injury as “only a hamstring,” the reality is that players generally miss an average of 2.6 games whenever they suffer a hamstring injury, according to a 2011 study for the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams both missed four weeks last season with hamstring injuries, and former Browns linebacker Joe Schobert missed four weeks in 2018 with his own hamstring injury.

The good news is that Hodge should be back for the second half of the season as teams are allowed to return an unlimited number of players from injured reserve this year.