Manager Pete Mackanin said he was unsure if Goeddel (concussion) will be able to play again this season, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Goeddel was hit in the head by a 93-mph fastball last Wednesday. He left the Phillies on Saturday to continue to be monitored for a concussion he suffered after being hit by the pitch.
Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 10-8 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Franco has now homered in three straight games after not hitting one for more than a month. He's hitting .310/.355/.507 with the three homers and 15 RBI during the month of September.
Kenyan Drake, not Ajayi, is expected to start Sunday against the Browns, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport's exact words were "treating... as the starter" so we assume that means Drake is slated for the bigger workload, though that could change based on game flow and performance. Bottom line, Ajayi seems like a risky start this week even with a great matchup.
With Rashad Jennings out, Darkwa could see some early-down work.
Shane Vereen saw the bulk of the extra work in Week 2 after Jennings injured his hand, but Vereen isn't built to carry a full load, and Darkwa is next in line.
With Rashad Jennings out, Vereen should be in line for more early-down work.
Orleans Darkwa will also be in the mix, but it was Vereen who filled in for Jennings in the second half of Week 2.
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