Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman saw a specialist today and received some good news. The rookie won’t need surgery on his broken hand and is expected to return in 4-6 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. If Coleman went under the knife, he would have been out for a lot longer – perhaps for the entire season.
The Browns’ offense has been battered by injuries in the first two weeks of the season. Already, Cleveland has lost both its starting quarterback (RG3) and its primary backup (Josh McCown), leaving rookie Cody Kessler as the starter on Sunday.
Coleman, the No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft, was the first wide receiver to come off the board this year. The Baylor product didn’t have the best quarterbacking in his final year on campus, but he still managed to rack up 1,363 receiving yards and he led the nation with 20 touchdown catches. Known for his speed, the Browns were hoping to see Coleman make his presence felt right out of the gate. The rookie did manage seven grabs for 173 yards and two touchdowns to start the season, but they’ll have to wait at least a month before he adds to those totals.
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