The Cleveland Browns have an important matchup against the New York Giants in a primetime spot in Week 15.
Both teams need to win this game as the postseason is just a few weeks away.
Sadly, the Browns will be forced to play this one without right guard Wyatt Teller.
#Browns Wyatt Teller and Sendejo ruled out for Sunday vs. #Giants
— P.J. ZIEGLER (@PJFOX8) December 18, 2020
It was also revealed that Teller is week-to-week with an ankle injury.
That means, Teller could possibly be out for the rest of the regular season.
It’s truly a tough blow to lose one of the best guards in the NFL right now.
It’s not going to be an easy task to replace a player like Teller.
However, head coach Kevin Stefanski said he doesn’t expect a dropoff with Chris Hubbard starting in his place.
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on Chris Hubbard, who will replace Wyatt Teller (ankle) at RG: He's played tackle and guard for us. Done it with preparation and without. He's a great teammate. I'm looking forward to him performing well.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) December 18, 2020
Hubbard has already started three games for Cleveland this season when Teller was sidelined with a calf injury.
However, it’s almost impossible to replace a player like Teller who has been arguably the best right guard in the NFL.
Stefanski declined to provide information on whether this injury was a high ankle sprain or not.
The Browns could possibly be playing in the postseason without Teller, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Other Injury News
Losing Teller was bad enough, but sadly that isn’t the end of the injury report.
Cleveland will be without safety Andrew Sendejo who suffered a concussion last week.
It was unlikely that Sendejo would suit up for this one after taking a brutal hit to the head in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Browns are also without starting safety Ronnie Harrison until likely the regular season finale.
As of right now, second-year safety Sheldrick Redwine is expected to start in place of Sendejo.
Sheldrick Redwine set to start in place of Sendejo, Stefanski says.
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) December 18, 2020
The Browns could be without tight end David Njoku for Sunday’s contest.
He was held out of practice on Friday due to a knee injury.
However, Stefanski believes Njoku will be ready in time for their matchup versus the Giants.
It’s obviously frustrating to lose players because of injuries, but the Browns will need to rally together.
Hopefully, there will be good news about Teller and he’ll be able to play by the end of the season.
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