Brandon Weeden is about to miss his second consecutive start for the Cleveland Browns. Weeden, who hurt his right thumb against the Ravens in week 2, missed last weeks start in Minnesota and will miss his second start this Sunday as the Browns take on their divisional rival Cincinnati Bengals.
For most, they are thrilled Weeden is not playing, his first absence led to a Browns win and the fans are hoping for the same results in this game. Weeden has said he had a similar injury to his throwing hand while at Oklahoma State, and he was able to tape it up and get back in there.
Getting back in there doesn’t seem to be the case this time. The Browns haven’t even given a approximation of when Weeden is expected to play. When asked at his press conference this morning, head coach Rob Chudzinski said Weeden hadn’t began the process of throwing and he didn’t expect him to take part in team workouts today.
The Browns are being smart about the way they are dealing with Weeden’s injury. There is no rush to bring him back too quickly, especially if the Browns find their second win of the season this Sunday. Heck an injury like the one Weeden is suffering could go on for weeks, maybe even months.
When players get older these nagging injuries take longer to heal. Weeden who will turn 30 in less than 3 weeks is finding out, he is not in Oklahoma anymore. Hard to say when this injury will be fully healed. Chudzinski is doing the right thing by not rushing him back.
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