NFL News and Rumors

Browns Get Brutal Injury Update on Key Defender

Tyler Maher
The Cleveland Browns are dealing with injuries to several key players heading into Week 8.
The Cleveland Browns are dealing with injuries to several key players heading into Week 8. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
facebooktwitterreddit

Things keep going from bad to worse for the Cleveland Browns. Not only did they lose their fourth straight game on Sunday, but they also lost several key players due to injuries.

On Monday, head coach Kevin Stefanski provided updates on his injured players.

Cleveland Browns Injury News

According to Stefanski, tight end David Njoku is week-to-week with an inkle injury. Fellow tight end Pharaoh Brown is in concussion protocol, leaving the Browns extremely shorthanded at the position.

Stefanski also reported that linebacker Jacob Phillips has a pec injury that is likely season-ending. This is crushing news for a reeling Cleveland defense that's allowing the fifth-most points per game (26.6) in the NFL this season.

Phillips was one of the better players on that unit before going down, tallying 2.0 sacks, 2 QB hits and a career-high 46 tackles through seven games. The 23-year-old was having the best season of his career thus far in his third campaign, making his loss even more devastating.

The Browns will certainly miss Phillips against a red-hot Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football in Week 8. Cleveland is currently listed as a 3-point home underdog for this divisional clash on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

facebooktwitterreddit