Sep 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns guard Jason Pinkston (62) sits on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns lose to the Eagles 16-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns lose Jason Pinkston for 4-6 weeks


The Cleveland Browns were hit hard with injuries during their second preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. One of the players that suffered an injury was starting interior lineman Jason Pinkston, who was slated to begin the season at right guard.

Pinkston suffered a high ankle sprain that will keep him out of action for at least a month. He was in a walking boot immediately after the game.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

In addition, right guard Jason Pinkston — who was already replacing the injured Shawn Lauvao (ankle scope) — suffered a high ankle sprain and will be out four to six weeks, a source said. That means he could miss the first three games of the season, and will probably be replaced by rookie Garrett Gilkey.

Cleveland also lost first round linebacker Barkevious Mingo for two to three weeks with a bruised lung that required him to stay in the hospital for at least two weeks, while back up running back Dion Lewis suffered a broken leg that will force him to miss a majority of the season.

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