NFL News: Browns provide updates on injured players

Late Friday afternoon in a conference call Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski gave updates on the players hurt in Thursday’s win over the Detroit Lions.

Dion Lewis:

“Dion Lewis, as I mentioned last night, has a fibula fracture. It’s going to require surgery. That has not been scheduled yet.”

Barkevious Mingo:

“Barkevious Mingo has a bruised lung. He felt better this morning. He stayed overnight in the hospital. We are going to keep him over another night as a precautionary measure; a little bit too early to give you any estimates as to where it stands.”

Chudzinski was unsure whether Mingo’s injury was on one hit or if it was a collection of hits. He did say that Mingo did not have any rib injuries.

Jason Pinkston:

“Jason Pinkston has a high-ankle sprain. There’s a chance he will be out in the early part of the regular season. We will just have to see how that goes.”

Gary Barnidge:

“Gary Barnidge has a shoulder sprain. We are expecting him to be back next week; he will be day-to-day.”

Brandon Bogotay:

“Brandon Bogotay has a groin strain. He will be day-to-day. We won’t expect him out too long. He had a good night. I would have liked to see him go into the second half. His kickoffs were good. The last one, I think, is where he tweaked his groin, rolling off to the left a little bit.”

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