ShareThis Page
Browns’ CB Wright, 3 other starters miss practice |

Browns’ CB Wright, 3 other starters miss practice

The Associated Press
| Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:00 a.m

BEREA, Ohio – Rookie cornerback Eric Wright and three other Browns starters missed practice Wednesday with knee injuries.

Wright sprained his right knee on his first play in Sunday’s overtime win at Baltimore and could miss significant time. He was helped off the field and carted to the locker room for treatment.

Wright underwent an MRI exam earlier this week, but Browns coach Romeo Crennel, taking a page from former boss Bill Belichick, was tight-lipped when asked about the player’s condition or his chances of playing this week against Houston.

“No surgery involved,” Crennel said. “We’re just going to rehab him and get him back. I don’t know how long that might take. We’re just going to go day to day with it and see how he does.”

Earlier this week, Browns play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan reported the team expected Wright to miss four to six weeks.

Wright entered the Browns’ locker room at the end of the allotted media time with a sleeve on his leg and carrying a portable electrical stimulus machine.

If Wright can’t play, Daven Holly likely will start in his place. Holly started 12 games last season and three this year.

Defensive linemen Shaun Smith and Ethan Kelly and offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer also missed practice with knee problems. Wide receiver Tim Carter was limited in practice with a sprained finger.

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.