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.