It doesn’t appear to be anywhere near the level of what happened in Dallas, but Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert left the practice field on Wednesday following an injury to his right knee.
By all accounts, Gilbert limped off of the field in Berea and received medical attention. With ice placed on his heavily wrapped knee (typically not the treatment for anything involving a torn ligament), Gilbert was later seen pacing the sidelines while the rest of his teammates went through OTAs. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had been practicing with the first team defense.
If Gilbert is forced to miss any time, don’t expect the team to provide much in the way of commentary or updates. Even if he were to miss four-to-six weeks, it would leave the rookie cornerback with plenty of time heading into training camp. Gilbert played in every game during his final year with Oklahoma State.
Update: Gilbert attempted to clear up any residual concern on Twitter.
Im fine. WILL be back in action on friday for our next practice. #DawgPound
— Justin Gilbert (@JGil_4) May 28, 2014
Other Browns on the sideline include defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin, and wide receivers Travis Benjamin, Miles Austin, and Nate Burleson among others.