Aug 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis (28) takes the field before a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis to have surgery on broken leg

Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis suffered a fractured left fibula during the team’s Thursday night game against the Detroit Lions and there is a chance that he could now miss the remainder of the season. Lewis will be undergoing surgery on his broken leg in the near future at which time doctors would be able to better gauge whether or not he will be capable of returning to the team by the end of the season.

Lewis was one of the most impressive training camps and preseason performers for the Browns over the past few weeks and he had a firm grasp on the No. 2 running back job with Montario Hardesty still recovering from an injury of his own.

Without Lewis and Hardesty, the team will lean on Brandon Jackson and Miguel Maysonet in the back up role.

During the team’s second preseason game, they also watched starting offensive lineman Jason Pinkston and first-round pick Barkevious Mingo go down to injury.

Pinkston suffered a high ankle sprain and will be out for a few weeks, while Mingo suffered a bruised lung that landed him in the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday and Friday night. He is still suffering from chest pains and could miss two to three weeks while he works his way back to 100 percent.

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