Josh Cribbs injured his leg this morning in just the second day of training camp. Cribbs will undergo an MRI but at this point it’s not believed to be a serious knee injury. Cribbs characterized it as strained. It happened when a defensive back fell on his leg during drills and kept him off the field for the rest of the day. Cribbs downplayed the injury:
“I didn’t want to press through it and risk missing a preseason game. If I was a young guy trying to make the team, maybe I wouldn’t have come off, but I don’t reallly know what’s wrong. It’s strained.”
The Browns pass catchers have been making regular trips to the training room. Ben Watson was a casualty of the first day after he suffered a concussion. Coach Shurmur said that Watson will be “out for awhile” as he recovers from the concussion. Carlton Mitchell left the field this morning with a shoulder injury and Mohammed Massaquoi continues to wear a walking boot on his left foot. The team has still not provided an explanation for how or when that injury occurred.
There are going to be training camp injury stories every year in July but it’s definitely an anomaly to have so many pass catchers dinged up so early on in camp. Thankfully, none of these appear to be serious or season-ending at this point.