NFL News: Mingo out 2-3 weeks with bruised lung

Per Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been released from the Cleveland Clinic and stands to miss roughly 2-to-3 weeks with a bruised lung.

Mingo, the sixth-overall pick in last April’s NFL draft, left Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter due to difficulty breathing. Mingo was set to be released Friday afternoon but spent Friday night in the hospital as a preventive measure. The Browns are unsure whether it was one big hit or a combination of bumps that caused this injury (which involves bleeding into the lung).

A bruised lung isn’t a normal injury for a football player. Bruised lungs are normally found in people who’ve been in car accident or bull riders. The chest cavity becomes impacted and the trauma can tear some blood vessels in the lung. There’s a 14% chance of death associated with bruised lungs.

The Browns next preseason game is 7:00 pm,  Saturday, August 24th in Indianapolis against the Colts.

  [Related: Browns Injury Roundtable]

  • Ben Frambaugh

    That’s a crazy injury! Hopefully this isn’t the start of a trend.