BEREA OH - AUGUST 04: Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns slaps hands with teammate D'Qwell Jackson #52 during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on August 4 2010 in Berea Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson Could Return In 4-8 Weeks

Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson suffered a pectoral injury during training camp, but could be back sooner than expected.

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D'Qwell Jackson Might Only Miss 4-8 Weeks

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it appears as though Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson did not suffer a season-ending pectoral injury during Tuesday evening’s practice. Instead, Jackson could possibly be ready just in time for the start of the regular season in a best-case scenario:

Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson could be back from his right pectoral injury in 4-8 weeks, but he’ll get a second opinion from his New York surgeon, Dr. Frank Cordasco, a league source said.

If Jackson is out only four weeks, he could conceivably be back in time for the season opener Sept. 12 at Tampa Bay. If it’s eight weeks, it could be Oct. 10 against the Falcons.

A more definitive timeline on Jackson could be announced Thursday. In the mean time, linebackers Eric Barton, David Bowens, and Kaluka Maiava are all candidates for increased playing time.

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Darlington: Jackson Did Not Suffer Torn Pectoral

Browns fans can only hope the latest tweet by the Miami Herald’s Jeff Darlington is true:

Non-Dolphins related, but I hear D’Qwell’s pectoral is not torn. Might not be that serious. He’s waiting on a MRI to determine extent.

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Jackson's Injury Isn't The Surgically Repaired One

Mary Kay Cabot posted this update on her Twitter account:

LB D’Qwell Jackson’s pectoral injury isn’t the surgically-repaired one, source told PD. Still no word on how serious it is.

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