Tucker is Done

The Browns starting right tackle appears to be lost for the season

According to reports out of Berea, right tackle Ryan Tucker has suffered a torn MCL and will be lost for the remainder of the season.

Tucker was injured in the second half of Sunday's game against the New York Jets, and was on the ground holding his left knee. Tucker had to be helped off the field and did not return. Sunday evening, word from Berea was that Tucker's injury was "serious", making today's news unsurprising.

The news creates even greater uncertainty on the right side of the Browns line, where starting RG Kelvin Garmon was placed on the injured reserve prior to the Browns loss to the Steelers.

Against the Jets, starting right guard Joaquin Gonzalez moved further right and filled in for Tucker at right tackle. Paul Zukauskas, who had seen several games as the starting left guard, was then moved in to play at right guard. Possibilities behind Gonzalez at right tackle include untested options such as sixth-round draft choice Kirk Chambers.

The team has not announced any roster moves in the wake of the news on Tucker, and usually makes those sort of announcements on Tuesday afternoons.

- Site Staff


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