Coleman (hand) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
As expected, Coleman will be on the Browns' injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The wideout will now be eligible to return after eight weeks, so the soonest he'll be able to play again will be Nov. 12 against the Lions. In his absence, the Browns are expected to use Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis as their top options at wide receiver, with Sammie Coates also potentially seeing some extended action.
Coleman (hand) likely will be placed on injured reserve, which would allow him to return Nov. 12 against the Lions, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Coleman had successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured metacarpal in his right hand. The silver lining is that it's not the same bone he broke last season, and the Browns seemingly hope to get him back in November or December. A stint on injured reserve is all but assured, considering the team doesn't figure to be in a position where it makes any sense to rush Coleman back. In the meantime, the Browns figure to deploy Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis -- in some order -- as their top three wideouts. Britt was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens, which allowed Sammie Coates to run with Higgins and Louis.
Coleman underwent successful surgery on his right hand Monday.
The procedure was to repair a fractured metacarpal in Coleman's right hand. It remains to be seen if the Browns will place him on injured reserve, as the Baylor product is facing a six-to-eight week absence and likely won't be able to return until December.
Coleman will need surgery on his broken right hand and is out indefinitely, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Coleman broke a bone in the same hand last season and missed six games despite avoiding surgery. While the Browns haven't provided a timetable, the need for surgery hints at the possibility of a longer absence this time around. The team appeared to bench Kenny Britt in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens, leaving Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis and Sammie Coates as the regular trio in three-wide sets. Higgins took advantage with a 7-95-0 receiving line on 11 targets, making a case to serve as DeShone Kizer's top option in Coleman's absence, regardless of whether Britt retains his starting job. Coleman is expected to be out 6-8 weeks, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Coleman has been diagnosed with a broken hand, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
As initially feared, Coleman broke the same right hand he broke last season. Oddly enough, both injuries occurred in Week 2 games against the Ravens, with last year's ailment holding him out until Week 9. A similar absence can be expected this time around, and with Kenny Britt seemingly falling out of favor fast, the Browns will need significant contributions from some combination of Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, Sammie Coates, Kasen Williams and Reggie Davis. Louis served as the No. 3 receiver Week 1, but Higgins took over the role Week 2 and ultimately led the team's wideouts in snaps, targets, catches and yards.
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