It was inevitable.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game of football and every season it seems that they are part of training camps around the league. For the Cleveland Browns, it was only a question of when it would happen and how big of an impact it would have on the team.
The good news is that the first injury of 2010 training camp is not a serious one. The bad news is that the injured player is highly touted second-round draft pick Montario Hardesty, the talented, bruising running back who is expected to play a significant role in Cleveland's offense this coming season.
Head coach Eric Mangini has said that Hardesty twisted his knee and is only expected to miss a couple of weeks, but those couple of weeks happen to be during the first training camp of Hardesty's pro career.
This injury looks to have a significant impact on the Cleveland Browns as the team prepares for the 2010 season, but everything will rest on exactly how the team handles the situation.
There is plenty of time for the team to adjust before the start of the regular season, so let's take a look at just how Hardesty's injury may affect different parts of the team during training camp.