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Cleveland Browns Injury Report, Week 13: Montario Hardesty Out On Wednesday

The Cleveland Browns could be without running back Montario Hardesty once again this week. The Browns got better news from Peyton Hillis and Colt McCoy, however, as both were full participants in Wednesday's practice according to this week's injury report.

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The Cleveland Browns are preparing to play the Baltimore Ravens this week, but the team might be without one of their best players for yet another week. The first Browns injury report for the Week 13 game revealed that Montario Hardesty may be out once again this week.

Hardesty, who hasn't played since Oct. 30 against the San Francisco 49ers, nearly started last week for Cleveland. His torn calf muscle didn't quite agree with that notion, however, and the running back was forced to sit out the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The second-year pro was unable to practice on Wednesday, too.

The Browns expected Hardesty to play against the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday, but Hardesty sat out after his calf bothered him during pregame warm-ups. When asked if Hardesty will practice this week, Shurmur said, "We're hoping to get him back out there soon. But we just feel like (we should) give him a day here to see if we can help settle it down. We don't feel like he re-injured himself. We just feel like we want to help speed up the healing process, and we feel like at least a day might help do that.

The Browns got better news from Peyton Hillis and Colt McCoy, however, as both were full participants in Wednesday's practice. The Browns full injury report is included below.

NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Adams, Mike DB Shoulder DNP - - -
Hardesty, Montario RB Calf DNP - - -
Spears, Quinton LB Hamstring DNP - - -
Ward, T. J. DB Foot/Finger DNP - - -
Hillis, Peyton RB Hamstring FP - - -
Marecic, Owen FB Head FP - - -
McCoy, Colt QB Right Elbow FP - - -
Paxson, Scott DL Shin FP - - -
Maiava, Kaluka LB Knee LP - - -
Mitchell, Jayme DL Ankle LP - - -
Pashos, Tony OL Ankle LP - - -
Patterson, Dimitri DB Ankle LP - - -

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