Browns' Streater out for season with neck fracture
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Rod Streater suffered a neck fracture while covering a punt on Sunday and is done for the season.
Streater got hurt in the first quarter of a 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Streater's loss is the latest blow to Cleveland's injury-depleted receiving unit. He was expected to get more playing time while Rashard Higgins (knee) and Derrick Willies (collarbone) recover from their injuries.
The Browns said Streater is "doing well" and team doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Streater does not need surgery at this time.
Willies had an operation on Monday to fix his collarbone after he broke it in practice on Friday. The team remains hopeful Willies will return at some point in 2018.
The injury situation could force the Browns to sign another wide receiver or make a trade. The team signed free agent Breshad Perriman on Saturday, but he did not have enough time to learn the offense and was inactive Sunday.
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