Justin Gilbert injures knee in OTAs

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Justin Gilbert NFL Draft

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.

Other Browns on the sideline include defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin, and wide receivers Travis Benjamin, Miles Austin, and Nate Burleson among others.

  • JHop

    Heard that Sammy Watkins has knees of steel…

  • MrCleaveland

    And so it begins.

  • MrCleaveland

    And so it begins.

  • CB Everett

    Hmm, instead of stretching, he must have been watching the UFC fight and drinking a few beers in Vegas this past weekend.

  • MrCleaveland

    At least he wasn’t doing endo’s on a crotch rocket.

  • RGB

    Go get em Mr. Desir.

  • MrCleaveland

    Regarding “what happened in Dallas”:

    “Lee’s left knee buckled when he was run over by first-round pick Zack Martin during a drill that was supposed to be non-contact.”

    Nice going, rook.

  • RGB
  • Harv 21

    Not a ligament? Damn, Johnny Football is already making an impact on this org.

  • RGB

    I think I hear Bode hyperventilating.

  • CB Everett

    It was originally torn. But as Gilbert layed writhing in pain, Johnny crouched down and Miyagi’d it back intact.

  • mgbode
  • mgbode

    not only that but when watching the video it was obvious that Lee had stopped/given-up on the play when a cutback was made.

    not quite as bad as last year when DeCastro stepped on Pouncey’s foot, but in the same ballpark (except it was Pitt, so that event was hilarious).

  • mgbode

    haha. I put the GIF on here BEFORE I read this comment

  • Natedawg86

    As long as he had shoes on…

  • CBI

    Just keep him away from the Cleveland Clinic! (Is it too soon for some staph infection humor?)

  • saggy

    what could go wrong?

  • Bryan

    go watch jim o’neal’s press conference. dude is intense. he says “we want to intimidate people.” i love it.

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  • C-Bus Kevin

    Miles Austin is already hurt. Sigh…

  • mgbode

    correction: Miles Austin is never healthy