Lee Suggs Out Four Weeks

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Browns running back Lee Suggs, a player who has teased Browns fans with impressive games, followed by long times out due to injury, will be on the sideline again for four weeks. Here's the story...


Browns RB Lee Suggs, considered a late-round bargain due to injury when the team drafted him several years ago, continues to struggle through injuries.

When healthy, the Virginia Tech product has proven to be an exciting and dangerous runner, as shown by his incredible effort against Cincinnati to close out the 2003 season and his three successive 100-yard games to close out 2004.

Unfortunately, Suggs was injury-prone again this year, as a high ankle sprain suffered in training camp caused him to miss the pre-season and the first two games of the year. In the interim, Reuben Droughns established himself as the team's starter, and William Green enjoyed a pre-season resurgence.

Today, the team announced that Suggs had broken his thumb during play against Chicago, and will miss approximately four weeks. Here is the official press release from the team:

Browns running back Lee Suggs suffered a right thumb fracture in Sunday’s game vs. Chicago. He had two small screws inserted in the thumb late Monday night at The Cleveland Clinic and is expected to miss approximately four weeks.

Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards will remain at The Cleveland Clinic overnight and continue to receive antibiotics following a procedure late Saturday to remove an infection from his right arm.

Edwards will be re-evaluated on Wednesday by the Browns medical staff. His status for Sunday’s game against Baltimore has yet to be determined.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Stories
Edwards Update: Hospital Discharge Imminent?
 -by theOBR.com  Oct 12, 2005
Friday Practice Report: Bryant Stays In
 -by theOBR.com  Oct 28, 2005
Thursday Injury Update
 -by theOBR.com  Sep 22, 2005

Subscribe today and get a full year of The Orange and Brown Report Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from theOBR.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
RB Lee Suggs (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Cleveland
Football > Virginia Tech > Alumni
Football > William Fleming HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]