Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, who saw a specialist Thursday, won’t need surgery on his fractured hand and will be out four to six weeks, the team announced.
Corey Coleman’s fractured hand adds to Browns’ misfortune
On Wednesday, wide receiver Corey Coleman fractured his hand in practice. With some teams, losing the first-round pick would be a blow. With the Browns, this only adds to the calamity that has taken place in the first two-plus weeks of the season.
According to Cleveland.com — which first reported the injury — the team’s first-round draft pick broke a hand Wednesday when he caught a pass and someone came down it during practice.
Coleman, a former Baylor standout who was selected 15th by the Browns in this year’s draft, had a strong game in Sunday’s 25-20 loss against the Baltimore Ravens, catching five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
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
A photo posted by Corey Coleman (@coreycoleman) on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:41pm PDT
Coleman’s injury continues a streak of misfortune that is a lot for any team in two games — even the Browns.
Defensive lineman Carl Nassib also had surgery to repair a broken bone in one of his hands and will miss at least this week. In the opener, Robert Griffin III broke the coracoid bone in his left shoulder and was placed on injured reserve.
Heading into the third game of the season Sunday in Miami, the Browns have lost two quarterbacks, their first-round pick (Coleman) and third-round pick (Nassib) to injury.
ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon contributed to this report