Cleveland Browns' defensive tackle Phil Taylor is undergoing an MRI for a potential torn pectoral muscle, according to reports. Taylor's agent, Peter Schaffer, confirmed the MRI to the Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Via @MaryKayCabot:
#browns phil taylor's agent p Schaffer confirmed 'for pd Taylor undergoing MRI for possible torn pec. Said will be fine or come back strong.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 10, 2012
If it is a torn pectoral muscle, Taylor would miss four to sixth months, dramatically affecting the Browns plans along the defensive line. The Browns' 2011 first round pick had an impressive rookie campaign anchoring the inside of the defense with Ahtyba Rubin. The Browns third round pick out of Cincinnati, John Hughes, just signed a four-year deal this week and could be seeing the field more than he or the Browns expected come September.
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