The Wrong Stuff: CB Gets Dinged

Corner Eric Wright suffers an apparent hamstring injury, although the severity is not yet known.

Browns cornerback Eric Wright left practice Monday morning with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, and did not return.

Trainers wrapped ice around his hamstring before he left the field, but the severity of the injury is not known, nor will it probably ever be known publicly.

Browns head coach Eric Mangini was not asked about Wright's condition, nor did he address it, following practice in his daily press conference. It wouldn't have made any difference, though, for Mangini refuses to discuss specifics on injuries.

Wright was replaced by Rod Hood, the former Arizona Cardinal who signed in free agency in the offseason. Hood, who started 14 games last year for the NFC champions, Wright and Brandon McDonald have been rotating at the two corner spots, but Wright and McDonald, the returning starters from last year, have almost always been out there when the No. 1 defense has been on the field.

Wright has been an iron man in his short career with the Browns. Taken in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, he missed just two games in his rookie season (because of a knee injury) and he started all 16 contests last year.

It will be interesting to see if he participates in Monday evening's practice, but the best guess is that, as a precautionary measure, he will be on the sideline. No need to put him out there for a second practice on just the third day of training camp. He could hurt himself a lot worse and miss extensive time.

Not practicing again were Braylon Edwards, who has yet to see the field in camp, and nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who also missed on Sunday. Both have some type of leg injuries. Rookie defensive back Don Carey, whose injury is believed to be in his upper body, missed a second straight practice as well.

Browns Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, now serving his old team as executive advisor, spent a long time talking to Edwards on the field. Rogers worked for a while pulling a weighted sled.

Rogers' absence has provided a lot of playing time for second-year pro Ahtyba Rubin. The Browns seem to like the Iowa State product, who turned 23 only a week ago.


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