NFL investigating James Davis' season-ending injury

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The NFL is investigating Cleveland Browns rookie running back James Davis' season-ending shoulder injury.

On Sunday, ESPN.com reported that Davis was injured during a post-practice "opportunity period" when he was hit by a Browns linebacker. According to the report, witnesses said Davis was not wearing shoulder pads while the linebacker who hit him had them on.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is aware of the alleged incident and has been looking into the matter.

"The review is ongoing," Aiello said in an e-mail response to The Associated Press.

The Browns have had little to say about Davis' injury. He was hurt in the opener against Minnesota and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 3.

Davis reportedly will undergo surgery this week.