The Cleveland Browns received encouraging news about safety Ronnie Harrison.
The 23-year-old safety does not need surgery on his injured shoulder.
In fact, Harrison has a chance to get back on the field in time for the postseason.
The young safety has played well for Cleveland this season, so they could certainly use him back on the field.
He was injured while making a tackle on the first play against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski did not share exact details about when Harrison would possibly return.
There is speculation that Harrison could get back on the field in roughly four to six weeks.
“It’s multiple weeks but I don’t have the time-frame specific right in front of me,” said Stefanski.
Harrison was acquired by the Browns from the Jaguars in September in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
He has brought stellar play and positive vibes since joining Cleveland.
#Browns Ronnie Harrison on being traded to Cleveland: "God had his hand on this one… I couldn't imagine a better place or fit for me."
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) November 27, 2020
The Browns are sitting at 8-3 and in favorable playoff position.
They should be able to make the postseason without Harrison for a few weeks.
However, losing Harrison does make the Browns weak in the secondary.
Life Without Harrison
The Browns started the regular season with a roughed up secondary.
Rookie safety Grant Delpit suffered a season-ending injury during training camp.
That forced veteran Andrew Sendejo into a starting role, which obviously has gone poorly.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 4, 2020
Then, Karl Joseph quickly lost his starting job to Harrison who is clearly the better player.
Sadly, Joseph will be thrown back into a starting role until Harrison is able to return.
Cleveland has little depth in the secondary, so both Joseph and Sendejo will need to step it up.
The Browns secondary was already below average, but the injuries have made a significant impact as well.
Browns fans can be hopeful that Harrison is able to get back on the field in time for the playoffs.