The Cleveland Browns victory over the Indianapolis Colts didn’t have the same excitement that beating the San Francisco 49ers the week before did. Instead, the Week 7 victory was plagued by injuries and poor play but a victory is a victory.
The biggest Browns injury coming out of the Colts game is QB Deshaun Watson who is now back to being a “day-to-day” process according to HC Kevin Stefanski.
In the fourth quarter of the game in Indianapolis, RB Jerome Ford limped off the field and did not return to the game. Replacing RB Nick Chubb, who is out for the year, Ford had a huge 69-yard run (explained on film here) to start the game but finished with just 74 yards on 11 carries.
Now comes word that Ford could miss a game or two due to his ankle injury suffered Sunday:
Browns’ RB Jerome Ford - who left Sunday’s win over the Colts with an ankle injury - was diagnosed with what a source described as a “low grade, high ankle” sprain that is expected to sideline him 1-to-2 weeks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2023
Veteran Kareem Hunt was questionable for Week 7’s matchup but won the game on a 4th down run. He finished the game with 10 carries for 31 yards and two touchdowns. Pierre Strong Jr., picked up in a trade in training camp, and newly signed to the active roster Deon Jackson are the team’s other backs.
With Ford not expected to miss many games, it is unlikely he will go to injured reserve at this time.
Who do you think should get the bulk of the carries while Ford is out? The veteran Hunt makes some sense but doesn’t have a ton left in the tank, share your thoughts in the comment section below.