Browns Kareem Hunt reportedly sidelined for several weeks

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt is expected to miss a few weeks with a calf injury sustained in Sunday’s loss, Ian Rapoport reported for NFL Network. Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Monday morning the injury was “significant” and he would be out “for weeks”.

Hunt should be placed in the casualty reserve, Rapoport said. Hunt left the field on a cart in the fourth quarter of the 33-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Full-back Nick Chubb was already out due to a calf injury he sustained a week before.

It’s another injury for the Browns as they progress through the six weeks of the regular season. And the team is on a short week with the Denver Broncos (3-3) in Cleveland Thursday night.

Stefanski appeared to be hopeful Monday that Hunt could return.

“I’m not going to rule it out yet,” Stefanski told reporters, via Zac Jackson at Athletic. “The short week makes it more difficult, but he’s making progress.”

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Kareem Hunt is expected to miss “weeks” after a calf injury on Sunday. (Emilee Chinn / Getty Images)

The Browns (3-3) will be without rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah because a major injury will also keep him out for a few weeks, Stefanski said. He is would have a high ankle sprain, which has a standard recovery time of 4-6 weeks.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is already struggling with a torn labrum, nearly injured his un-thrown shoulder again on a JJ Watt sack. He left the game for the injury tent, but briefly returned to the next possession much like when he initially injured his shoulder.

While wearing a sling after the game, he told reporters he believed he dislocated his shoulder.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. came out in the second quarter while favoring his arm. He was seen in the medical tent before heading to the locker room and reported as doubtful to return with a shoulder injury.

Stefanski said on Monday the team “will gather information and see how these guys fare over the next few days.”

The Browns started the day without No.1 receiver Jarvis Landry and starting tackles Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills Jr.

Stefanski has said he won’t know who is available for Thursday night’s game until 24 to 48 hours.

“We have guys who can make it to the game, or not,” he told reporters. “It’s just life in the big city.”