Cleveland Brown Draft Pick Suffers Season Threatening Injury

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The Cleveland Browns have to feel snake bit when it comes to their draft picks. Each year they do their best to bring in fresh blood to help turn the franchise around, and every year something seems to happen. It's been less than a month since the draft and the Browns have already suffered a significant loss. Cornerback is a position of need for the team and they used a fourth round pick on Howard Wilson to help. But on Friday during the Brown's rookie mini-camp, Wilson fractured his knee and will need surgery. He described what happen in a statement:

It's disappointing, but this a part of playing football. It was kind of a freak thing. I was just running around and my knee just kind of locked up on me. I didn't think much of it, but the training staff wanted to get the proper testing so I got the MRI.

I'm a positive person, so I will have the surgery, work hard in my rehab, and look forward to getting back to out there and helping this team win some games.

This is Wilson's second significant leg injury. Early into into the Houston Cougars' 2015 season, he suffered a torn ACL.

Coach Hugh Jackson said that Wilson will miss significant time but couldn't rule out him missing the entire season. Wilson was expected to provide depth behind starters Joe Haden and Jamar Taylor.

Wilson will have the surgery and begin rehab. He will likely participate in team meetings to learn the defensive schemes in hopes he will be able to play late in the season. Missing your rookie training camp isn't a career ending thing, but it will set him back among his draft class and other players will have the opportunity to provide the depth at the position that Wilson was slated for.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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