Desmond Bryant out for season with torn pectoral muscle
The Cleveland Browns have been dealt a major blow before the start of training camp, as defensive end Desmond Bryant underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season.
Bryant, 30, suffered the injury while lifting weights over the weekend, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. The timetable for his recovery is five to six months, which will likely send Bryant to injured reserve.
Bryant was the Browns’ best pass-rusher last season, recording six sacks on a team that was already one of the worst in the league at getting after the quarterback with just 29 sacks total. Cleveland has also lost starting linebacker Armonty Bryant for the first four games of the season due to a failed drug test.
Just last month, Bryant spoke about taking on a larger leadership role with the Browns.
“This is the first time in my career that I am the elder statesman in the D-line room,” he said. “With that, I get a little more responsibility. On and off of the field, I just want to be more vocal with the guys, let them know what I am thinking more, which I haven’t really done as much in the past.”
And just like that, the player who brought us one of the most epic mug shots of all time is done for the year. The Browns can never seem to catch a break.
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