Haden (ankle) pledges that he is "not missing any games" this upcoming season, Nate Ulrich of the Beacon Journal reports. Most notably, Haden is officially out of the walking boot he wore for the better part of two months since undergoing ankle surgery in March. However, although this promise from Haden himself is indeed encouraging, players are oftentimes prone to overestimating their own health. In entirety, Haden admitted: "I don't really know about training camp. That's the goal, try to get back, but I just know for sure that my whole thing is I'm not missing any games." At least Haden has time on his side. Training camp doesn't start until July, and the inaugural tilt of the Browns' 2016 campaign isn't until Sept. 11, so it isn't too farfetched to expect Haden to be ready for opening day, even if he isn't able to fully participate in training camp. Nonetheless, the status of this Pro Bowl cornerback will be monitored closely as the season nears.
Haden's status for the beginning of the regular season is uncertain after he underwent ankle surgery last week, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Haden had surgery last Friday to repair damage to cartilage and ligaments in his left ankle. The Pro Bowl cornerback reportedly injured himself during an offseason workout, but initially sprained the same ankle during his final regular season appearance Nov. 1. While the Browns were obviously disappointed to hear of Haden's injury and subsequent surgery, head of football operations Sashi Brown conceded it's "too early to tell" whether Haden will be ready for Cleveland's regular season opener, making his situation all the more frustrating.
Haden underwent surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday, Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com reports. Haden injured his ankle in Week 8 of the season, which prohibited him from only starting five games in 2015. He is expected to be ready in time for training camp as he looks to bounce back from a down year. He contributed 22 tackles in five games last season.
Haden (concussion) said he has been cleared for 2016, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Haden suffered two concussions during the 2015 campaign, limiting him to just five appearances. He intends to resume his career in 2016, but another concussion or two could perhaps change his outlook, especially after he needed more than 10 weeks to recover from the latest incident. Prior to 2015, Haden didn't have any reported concussions during his NFL career.
Haden, who finished the season on IR due to a concussion, finished the season with 22 tackles and no interceptions after playing in just five games. Haden dealt with finger and ribs injuries early in the season, and did not play after Week 8 following his second concussion of the year. Chalk this one up as a bit of misfortune for the former Pro Bowler, who will look to come back strong opposite Tramon Williams in 2016.
|5||10/09||New England Patriots||7|
|8||10/30||New York Jets||14|
|12||11/27||New York Giants||29|
|16||12/24||San Diego Chargers||8|