Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson will reportedly not need surgery on his hyperextended knee.
That is according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, who also reported on Sunday night that Wilson could be back within four-to-six weeks depending on how his knee responds to treatment.
The current expectation is that Browns LB Mack Wilson will not need surgery on his hyperextended knee, per source. Barring change, looks like a loose timetable of four-to-six weeks upon return, depending how knee responds. Good news for Browns D.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 31, 2020
Wilson took to Twitter and appears to have confirmed the report with the simple phrase of “see y’all soon.”
See y’all soon. ♂️— Mack Wilson (@5mackwilson1) August 31, 2020
Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee on August 18 during seven-on-seven drills when he landed awkwardly while defending a pass. At first it appeared that Wilson may be lost for the season, so Sunday night’s report is good news for Wilson and the Browns.
While the Browns were waiting for news on Wilson’s status, general manager Andrew Berry went out and signed veteran linebacker Malcolm Smith to give the position group a needed boost of experience.
Wilson is entering his second season with the Browns. As a rookie, he was put into the starting lineup after Week 2 when linebacker Christian Kirksey suffered a season-ending injury.
In 14 starts, Wilson played 944 defensive snaps and finished the season with 82 tackles, one interception and a sack.