Browns F'd up against The Boy's
When I saw Winslow in on that on-side kick, I knew they shoulda pulled him out. Bad things seem to happen to key players on shit like this...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kellen Winslow Jr. broke his right leg during the Cleveland Browns' loss against Dallas and is expected to miss a major portion of his rookie season.
The Browns said Monday that the tight end has a broken fibula, a bone in his lower leg. Typically, the injury will sideline a player for six to eight weeks. Browns coach Butch Davis was to talk about Winslow's injury during his afternoon news conference.
Winslow wasn't the only significant player hurt for the Browns: Two other first-round draft picks were injured in Sunday's 19-12 loss to the Cowboys.
Defensive end Courtney Brown sprained his left foot, and defensive tackle Gerard Warren aggravated an injury to a muscle in his chest. In addition, right tackle Ryan Tucker missed Cleveland's last two offensive series with a hurt his quadriceps, a thigh muscle.
All four players were having medical tests done Monday.
Winslow was hurt while trying to recover an onside kick late in the fourth quarter. As Winslow dived for the ball, his legs got caught up in a pile with two teammates.
After a long training camp holdout and often contentious negotiations with the Browns, Winslow signed a six-year contract that could be worth $40 million.
Early reviews were overwhelmingly positive for the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, who was expected to be a major contributor to the Browns' offense and special teams this season.
The No. 6 overall pick, Winslow had four catches for 39 yards in the season-opening win over Baltimore. And although he had just one reception for 11 yards against Dallas, Winslow was open several times but quarterback Jeff Garcia either didn't see him or overthrew the former University of Miami star.
With both Winslow and tight end Steve Heiden hurt, the Browns will likely re-sign Chad Mustard, who played in 10 games last season but was released before Week 1.
Brown, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 draft, has had a promising career spoiled by injuries. He missed the ends of the past two seasons with injuries and sat out 11 games in 2001 after hurting his right knee and left ankle.