Aug 17, 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA;  Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) runs a drill during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns LB Wilson does not need surgery, eyes return

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson could return to action in four to six weeks after learning that his hyperextended left knee will not require surgery, The Plain Dealer reported Monday.

“See y’all soon,” Wilson posted Sunday night on Twitter in response to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that surgery was not necessary.

Wilson, 22, was carted off the practice field on Aug. 18 after breaking up a pass before hitting the ground.

While Wilson initially feared his season could be over before it started, renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews concurred with the Browns medical staff that the injury could heal on its own with rest and treatment.

Wilson was expected to fill a key role at linebacker in 2020. The second-year player, a fifth-round draft pick from Alabama in 2019, played in all 16 games last season, starting 14. He made 82 tackles (four for loss), had two quarterback hits with one sack and registered an interception and a forced fumble. He took part in 89 percent of the Browns’ plays on defense.

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) throws a ball during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Browns LB Wilson carted off with hyperextended knee

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson was carted off the field Tuesday at practice after severely hyperextending his left knee, according to multiple reports.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that season-ending surgery is possible.

According to the newspaper, Wilson broke up a pass while taking part in a drill and then hit the ground in obvious pain. Trainers worked on his leg on the sideline then took him off the field. The Plain Dealer reported that Wilson had his head in his hands as he rode to the locker room.

Wilson, 22, was expected to fill a key role at linebacker in 2020. The second-year player, a fifth-round draft pick from Alabama in 2019, played in all 16 games last season, starting 14. He made 82 tackles (four for loss), had two quarterback hits with one sack and registered an interception and a forced fumble. He took part in 89 percent of the Browns’ plays on defense.

Wilson drew the ire of first-year coach Kevin Stefanski on Monday after he made a horse-collar tackle on Nick Chubb that resulted in a concussion for the starting running back. The Plain Dealer reported that Stefanski demoted Wilson to second team before practice.

There is no timetable for Chubb’s return.

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) throws a ball during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Browns LB Wilson carted off with hyperextended knee

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson was carted off the field Tuesday at practice after severely hyperextending his left knee, according to multiple reports.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that season-ending surgery is possible.

According to the newspaper, Wilson broke up a pass while taking part in a drill and then hit the ground in obvious pain. Trainers worked on his leg on the sideline then took him off the field. The Plain Dealer reported that Wilson had his head in his hands as he rode to the locker room.

Wilson, 22, was expected to fill a key role at linebacker in 2020. The second-year player, a fifth-round draft pick from Alabama in 2019, played in all 16 games last season, starting 14. He made 82 tackles (four for loss), had two quarterback hits with one sack and registered an interception and a forced fumble. He took part in 89 percent of the Browns’ plays on defense.

Wilson drew the ire of first-year coach Kevin Stefanski on Monday after he made a horse-collar tackle on Nick Chubb that resulted in a concussion for the starting running back. The Plain Dealer reported that Stefanski demoted Wilson to second team before practice.

There is no timetable for Chubb’s return.

–Field Level Media