The fallout for the Browns from Monday night’s awful showing vs the Giants has begun, as it is being reported that quarterback Derek Anderson suffered what is being termed a “mild” concussion, according to ESPN.com.
Anderson was injured during Monday night’s loss when he was slammed during a sack by Osi Umenyiora in the second quarter. Anderson also suffered a bruised right hand. The concussion is not believed to be severe and Anderson should be ready for the regular season opener on September 7th against Dallas. The Browns are expected to officially update Anderson’s status when they return to practice today.
Another big player on Cleveland is hobbling, as kick return specialist Josh Cribbs suffered a high ankle sprain during the loss. The “Cleveland Plain Dealer” reports that Cribbs may miss the remainder of the preseason after X-rays and an M-R-I revealed no fractures or tears. Cribbs will be replaced this Saturday against Detroit by Syndrick Steptoe, who was one of the few bright spots Monday night with kick returns of 40 and 90 yards against New York.