The Cleveland Browns are already without linebacker Scott Fujita for the first three games of the regular season, and now he's missing time in practice, as well. Fujita was one of about 15 players who did not practice on Monday, and not much was known about it other than what head coach Pat Shurmur said -- which wasn't much. Shumur simply said Fujita was sore.
Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland took to Twitter on Monday and noted that Fujita is sporting a black nylon wrap around his left leg. This is the first we've heard about a knee injury to Fujita, which likely means it's not very serious. With Fujita set to miss some time due to suspension anyway, the Browns don't need to panic as he sits to let his leg heal up. If it is just soreness, then the team will probably be cautious and hold him out as long as he thinks he needs.
That being said, the Browns are now very lacking at the linebacker position. With Chris Gocong out for the season, the Browns may be looking to add yet another linebacker just to have enough bodies at the position. Then again, Fujita may only need to miss one or two practices, making a roster move unlikely. We'll see what happens with this one.
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