CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Just when you thought it could’t get much worse for the Cleveland Browns on the injury front, it does.
First round pick Corey Coleman broke his hand during Wednesday’s practice and he will miss 4-6 weeks the team said. Coleman saw a hand specialist Thursday morning and surgery is not required.
Coleman was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice according to the team but an X’ray following practice revealed the injury. The team has yet to determine just how much time Coleman will miss.
Coleman posted a message on Instagram Wednesday evening following the news: “The past few hours have been real tough for me. Making it to the NFL was a dream that many didn’t think I could accomplish. That road was full of many tough times. Breaking my hand in practice today was tough. But thankfully tough times don’t last, tough people do. I. Will. Be. Back. #DawgPound”
Coleman was coming off of a spectacular effort in Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens that saw him catch 5 passes for 104 yards and his first 2 NFL touchdowns which excited head coach Hue Jackson and the organization.
“Two touchdowns, five catches, over 100 yards. Keep doing that for me baby, and we are right on,” Jackson said Wednesday.
The Browns selected Coleman 15th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s totaled a team-high 173 receiving yards in his first 2 games.
The loss of Coleman is another major blow to an already injury-riddled team. Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III (left shoulder) and Josh McCown (left shoulder) as well as center Cameron Erving (bruised lung) and defensive end Carl Nassib (broken hand) will not play Sunday.