BEREA – It doesn’t appear as if offensive guard Kelvin Garmon will need surgery on his injured right knee.
Tests have revealed that Garmon doesn’t have a tear of the MCL ligament. The PCL and MCL ligaments are torn, but they’re expected to heal without the need for surgery.
Garmon was convinced that surgery would be required when he was hurt in the Baltimore game.
“I broke my leg in college,” he said. “When you get hit like that, you know what it is. I didn’t feel my knee for a second.”
The injury resulted when teammate Enoch DeMar fell on Garmon, who has no ill feelings about how it happened.
“That’s part of being in the interior,” Garmon said. “You get caught up sometimes.”
MUSTARD DONE: Tight end Chad Mustard was placed on reserve-injured with a torn ligament in his foot. Mustard was hurt while running during Wednesday’s practice.
Keith Heinrich will be the third tight end behind Aaron Shea and Steve Heiden. Heinrich was on physically unable to perform for the first nine games.
“You sometimes take for granted being out there,” Heinrich said. “When you’re injured, you realize all the things you miss. Shea and Heiden have been doing well.”
DAWSON GETTING RAVES: Phil Dawson’s excellent season is being noticed throughout the NFL. Dawson, who’s made 27 consecutive field goals, was recently named to “Sports Illustrated’s” midseason all-pro team.
“It feels good that I’m doing my job,” Dawson said. “The recognition comes and goes, but it isn’t always a true reflection of how your performance is. It does feel good. I’d be lying if I didn’t take some satisfaction in it.”
SUGGS GETS THE BLOCK: Running back Lee Suggs was nominated by his teammates as the team’s nominee for the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is given to a player in the NFL that has overcome hardships. Suggs missed most of his rookie season of 2003 with a shoulder injury.
DRE SITTING AGAIN? Coach Butch Davis seems less optimistic about receiver Andre Davis’ chances of playing Sunday than he did Wednesday. Davis, who has a toe injury, practiced Thursday.
ANOTHER COOK IN THE KITCHEN: Offensive lineman Damion Cook was awarded to the Browns via waivers from Baltimore. Cook (6-foot-5, 330 pounds) takes Mustard’s place on the roster. Cook appeared in nine games on special teams for the Ravens.