Browns S Jordan Poyer Hospitalized With Lacerated Kidney

NASHVILLE (AP) – Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson says Browns defensive back Jordan Poyer has a lacerated kidney that will keep him in a Tennessee hospital at least for a little while longer.

Jackson said everyone knows a lacerated kidney is pretty serious and the Browns need to see how he is.

Poyer was hurt chasing down Titans returner Marc Mariani when Antonio Andrews hit him, knocking Poyer to the ground with 6:33 left in the second quarter. Andrews was flagged and penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct on the blindside hit.

The hit left Poyer bent over on the grass for a few minutes before he was able to walk to the Browns sideline. He was evaluated, then put on a cart that took him to the locker room before Poyer was transported to a local hospital. He was evaluated at the hospital for a concussion and an abdomen injury, revealing the damage to his kidney.

Asked about the hit, Jackson called it just football and doubted Andrews was doing anything more than just trying to block Poyer.

“Sometimes you aim at a spot and hit some other things,” Jackson said.

Tennessee won the game 28-26.

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