Cleveland Browns guard Shaun Lauvao was in a single-car accident early Monday morning on Interstate 90 near Carnegie Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Lauvao was heading to the team’s training facility at about 7 a.m. today when he went the wrong way on a ramp closed for construction, tried to turn around and went over a curb and an embankment.
The Cleveland Browns say that no alcohol was involved and Lauvao was not injured in the accident. Lauvao’s car was eventually towed.
Typically a starting guard, Lauvao has missed the last two games after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason. He has been running in recent days but is reportedly not sure if he will begin to practice this week. In a recent interview with 92.3 The Fan’s “Kiley and Booms,” Browns CEO Joe Banner hinted that Lauvao was close to returning.
“I’m battling my butt off to come back,” said Lauvao, who had not missed a game in the last two seasons. “I will see how it feels and do what they tell me to do.”
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