The Browns announced Thursday that rookie WR Corey Coleman‘s is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after he sustained a broken hand. However, he won’t need to undergo surgery.
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- Ian Rapoport reports that Coleman is expected to miss “several” games with this injury.
According to Cabot, Coleman broke his hand while he catching a pass and another player came down on it. As of now, the severity of the injury isn’t known.
This is obviously terrible news for the Browns, who have already lost two starting quarterbacks in as many weeks.
Coleman, 22, was taken with the No. 15 overall pick by the Browns back in May. He’s in the first year of his four-year, $11.654 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
This year, Coleman has caught seven passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns over the course of two games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 61 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Coleman and his timeline as the news is available.