Lewis averaged 4.5 yards on 10 preseason carries and caught seven balls for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Lewis definitely will not be available for the Week 1 opener, and could miss the entire season for the Browns. The Browns could still place Lewis on season-ending IR, or they could put him on IR and designate him to return after Week 8.
"We don’t have to make these decisions until the final roster is put together," coach Rob Chudzinski said. "At that time, you can figure out who is going [on which list]. [Lewis] was one of the guys that had had an opportunity to show what he could do. [He was] really catching our eye."
Lewis is undergoing further tests on Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
A timeline has yet to be established for how long his recovery will take, but Lewis is likely to be out at least through the start of the regular season. He was running well in the preseason and seemed likely to take the top backup job behind Trent Richardson.
Lewis looked good prior to the injury, rushing for 33 yards on five carries. He was also a factor in the passing game, bringing in four of five passes thrown his way for 15 yards.
It remains to be seen how serious this injury is, or whether it will affect his chances of winning the backup running back spot behind Trent Richardson.
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