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Tough Break For The Browns.

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by PackerLegend, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. PackerLegend

    PackerLegend Cheesehead

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    Mar 26, 2006
    BEREA, Ohio (July 27, 2006) -- Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley, one of Cleveland's biggest free-agent signings this winter, injured his left knee during the Browns' first 11-on-11 drill of training camp.

    Bentley got tangled in a pile of players as he was blocking on a running play for Reuben Droughns.

    Bentley screamed, "No," before remaining on his knees as the Browns moved their scrimmage up the field so the 6-foot-2, 309-pounder could be attended to. He stayed on the ground in a seated position for several minutes before Cleveland's medical staff immobilized his left knee and carted him to the locker room.

    Bentley covered his face with a towel on the short drive to the field house as Browns players and fans looked on in shock.

    "I don't know what happened," quarterback Charlie Frye said. "You just hope it's not too serious. Right now, we're just praying for LeCharles."

    Coach Romeo Crennel said Bentley was taken to a hospital for an MRI. Crennel wouldn't speculate on the nature of Bentley's injury.

    "I'm going to wait until after the doctors see it," said Crennel, who wasn't sure how Bentley got hurt. "I hate to see anybody go down. Sometimes feet get tangled and guys end up on the ground."

    Crennel had his players only in shoulder pads for the two-hour morning workout, hoping that staying out of full pads on Day 2 of camp would help them avoid injuries.

    The Browns have been cursed with serious injuries the past few seasons. On the same day as Bentley's injury, tight end Kellen Winslow practiced for the first time in two years in pads after missing the past two seasons with leg injuries.

    Bentley, a two-time Pro Bowler who was regarded as one of the offseason's premier unrestricted free agents, signed a six-year deal in March.

    A league source tells us that it's "99.9 percent certain" that Browns center LeCharles Bentley has a torn patella tendon. He is expected have surgery within 24 hours and most likely will miss the entire 2006 season.

    That Bentley aint gonna be no where but parked in the garage.
  2. 4thand26

    4thand26 Cheesehead

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    Mar 14, 2006
    That would suck. Can you imagine Woodson, your big FA aquisition, going down so early? Guess it is part of football, but how disappointing.

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