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Browns roster news: Starting OL Jason Pinkston will be put on IR, according to report

After being rushed to the emergency room earlier this week with a blood clot in his lung, Cleveland Browns left guard Jason Pinkston will reportedly be placed on the injured reserve this week.

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Jason Pinkston released from hospital

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston was released from the hospital on Wednesday, after spending nearly a week in the hospital because of a blood clot in his lungs.

Even though Pinkston was placed on injured reserve, ending his 2012 season, he did show up at Cleveland's facility, which reportedly lifted the spirits of his fellow teammates.

Pinkston started all 16 games for the Browns in 2011 as a rookie, thanks to an injury to fellow offensive lineman Eric Steinbach. Cleveland selected Pinkston with the No. 150 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Pinkston first showed symptoms of his illness during Cleveland's game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 14. Days later, he was brought to the hospital.

Hopefully for Pinkston and his family, he is able to make a full recovery, and is able to resume his NFL career after the season.

John Greco started in Pinkston's spot against the Indianapolis Colts, and will likely remain the starter for the duration of the season.

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Jason Pinkston still hospitalized with blood clot

Cleveland Browns left guard Jason Pinkston remains in the hospital while being treated for a blood clot in his lung, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.The 25-year-old was rushed to the emergency room Thursday after the potentially life-threatening situation was discovered.

A starter at his position for Cleveland since the beginning of the 2011 season, Pinkston's life beyond football is of the utmost importance at this point, although the possibility that he returns to the playing field at some point still remains. Doctors haven't determined the cause of his problems, though, which complicates the situation.

As Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports, Pinkston was scheduled to leave the hospital by now, but his stay has been extended for further treatment. A fifth-round pick by the Browns out of the University of Pittsburgh last year, he was emerging as a core part of the team's offensive line before the injury.

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