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T.J. Ward injury update: Browns safety has surgery on thumb, day-to-day for Giants game

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward underwent surgery on his right thumb and is listed as day-to-day for Cleveland's upcoming matchup with the New York Giants on Oct. 7, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer.

Ward injured his thumb in Thursday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He had a plate and six screws surgically inserted into the thumb, the same procedure that fellow Cleveland safety Ray Ventrone underwent after sustaining a hand injury on Sept. 9. When asked about Ward's status moving forward, head coach Pat Shurmur pointed to Ventrone as a reason for optimism.

Shurmur said "we might have to do more evaluation" on Ward's thumb. When asked if Ward could play with the injury, Shurmur said, "Sure. Ray Ventrone is doing it."

Ventrone missed the Brown's Week Two matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals following his injury, but he has been active in Cleveland's last two games. He wears a cast on his left hand to protect the surgically repaired injury.

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