Cleveland Browns’ Barkevious Mingo’s return date is unclear

May 10, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) practices during rookie minicamp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo suffered a rare and strange injury, a bruised lung. It will cause Mingo to miss the third preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. There still isn’t a timeline on when Mingo will return.

“Basically, the bottom line with KeKe is nobody really knows,”  head coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters, per The Plain Dealer. “It’s just how his body is going to heal.”

Examinations of Mingo are ongoing thing according to Chudzinski.

 There is a mystery around when he suffered the injury as well, and it is possible that he suffered it before the game against the Detroit Lions. During the opening kick off Mingo said he first felt shortness of breath.

“I don’t know, but I doubt it,” said Chudzinski, who said the important part is getting him well.

“It is really irrelevant at this point when it happened,” he said. “We’re just waiting. Everybody’s body heals differently and at a different rate. ”

Bruised lungs normally occur from a blunt force trauma to the chest and are usually accompanied by a broken rib.

Topics: Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland Browns

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