Cleveland Browns lose Dion Lewis to fractured fibula

Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis (28) is carted off the field after being injured in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

A good night for the Cleveland Browns took a bit of a hit on Thursday night when the severity of injuries to a few key players were announced. The worst injury of the group was suffered by back up running back Dion Lewis, who was receiving rave reviews for his performance throughout training camp and the team’s first preseason game.

Lewis was serving as the No. 2 running back for the team, but he will now miss significant time with a fractured fibula.

That leaves the team without Lewis and Montario Hardesty for the foreseeable future, which means an injury prone Trent Richardson will carry a bulk of the load with Brandon Jackson and undrafted free agent Miguel Maysonet as the only healthy running backs on the roster.

Cleveland will surely be on the market for a shifty and versatile player in the backfield following Lewis’ injury.

In other bad news for the team, first-round pick Barkevious Mingo suffered a bruised long and will spend the night in the hospital. Starting offensive lineman Jason Pinkston could also be out for awhile after suffering an ankle injury that required him to be on crutches and in a walking boot after the game.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Dion Lewis

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