Chris Ogbonnaya Injury: Updates on Browns RB's Head
Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya's return is questionable for Thursday night's game with the Buffalo Bills after suffering a head injury in the second quarter, the team announced on its official Twitter page:
#Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya is being evaluated for a head injury. His return to the game is questionable.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 4, 2013
He is active for Week 6.
UPDATE: Monday, Oct. 7
From Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal:
#Browns FB Chris Ogbonnaya (concussion) & DE Billy Winn (quad) not practicing.— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) October 7, 2013
Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and the Medina Gazette followed:
#Browns FB Chris Ogbonnaya (concussion) was spotted running on side, though he didn't practice. LB Jabaal Sheard had brace on left knee.— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) October 7, 2013
Ogbonnaya suffered his injury early in the second quarter, when trying to catch a tipped pass from quarterback Brandon Weeden. The Browns running back dropped the ball on the play after being hit by Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, and was noticeably shaken up on the field.
After talking to the training staff on the sidelines and undergoing a few tests, Ogbonnaya was taken to the locker room to undergo further evaluation.
This is the second Cleveland injury of the night involving Alonso. The Bills rookie already knocked starting quarterback Brian Hoyer out of the game on a first-quarter run. Hoyer's return is also questionable.
Ogbonnaya serves as both a fullback and running back for the Browns, switching between the two positions as needed. He's received only seven carries for 50 yards through the first quarter of the campaign but has caught 12 balls for 85 yards as a third-down option. Should his night be over, Ogbonnaya will finish with one catch for seven yards.
Willis McGahee and Bobby Rainey are the only other two running backs Cleveland has on its roster. McGahee has gotten the bulk of the carries Thursday night and will likely continue doing so. MarQueis Gray served as Ogbonnaya's replacement on a jumbo set when the Browns scored to tie the game at 10-10.
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