It looks like surgery for Browns starting right tackle Ryan Tucker
Tucker has not practiced since walking off the field Friday with pain
in his left knee. He plans to talk to doctors and trainers Monday about
having arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on the cartilage in his sore knee. He
said there is a chance he won't have the surgery.
"I'll be ready for the season, regardless," he said. "Anything we have to do
would be minor adjustments - cleaning out some fragments and smoothing some
edges. If it feels better (today), we won't do it.
"More than likely we'll do something Tuesday and go from there.
There's really nothing to hide now. It's still camp. My goal is being there
for the first game of the season."
Tucker is confident he can bounce back from surgery and be ready to go
in just two weeks. He would probably miss one or two preseason games.
"There's nothing worse than trying to play with nagging injuries," he
said. "We're all going to have them, but some are worse than others. It
makes it a lot easier when you have nice knees to play on."
Kirk Chambers is filling in for Tucker. He is clearly not the same player
the 10-year veteran Tucker is.