Corey Coleman Out 4 To 6 Weeks With Broken Hand

By Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman could miss six weeks because of a broken hand.

Coleman banged his hand on a defender while making a catch during practice Wednesday. The first-round draft pick visited a hand specialist this morning and was told he does not need surgery but will need four to six weeks to recover.

Coleman’s injury is the latest misfortune for the Browns, who already have lost four other starters, including quarterbacks Josh McCown and Robert Griffin III, in the first two weeks.

The No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft, Coleman scored two touchdowns in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. He has seven catches for 173 yards in two games, an average of 24.7 yards. The former Baylor standout had five receptions for 104 yards and two TDs against the Ravens.

Coleman was slowed by a hamstring injury in training camp but has been steadily improving.

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