BEREA—That’s not exactly the news the Browns and Barkevious Mingo wanted to hear.
Mingo suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and will likely miss two to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. The Browns confirmed that Mingo had the knee scoped.
Mingo missed practice Wednesday and Mike Pettine said he was being evaluated. It is believed Mingo suffered the injury during practice on Tuesday. Need proof that our guy Lane Adkins knows his inside stuff? This tweet from last night should suffice for you:
Swelling, pinching type pain, potential meniscus issue @RyInCBus
— LA (@TheRealLA__) August 6, 2015
Mingo, 25, likely will miss the four preseason games, but he could be ready for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the New York Jets.
This is another setback for Mingo, who was plagued most of the 2014 season with ashoulder injury. He played the majority of the season with a shoulder harness that limited his mobility. He had surgery on the shoulder after the season. In 15 games, Mingo had 39 tackles and two sacks.
As a rookie in 2013, Mingo suffered a bruised lung in the preseason, but played 15 games with 42 tackles and five sacks.
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