Joe Haden Injury: Updates on Browns Star's Concussion and Recovery

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

Aug 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Cleveland Browns  defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns announced that cornerback Joe Haden suffered a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. He only played briefly in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals since, and now his 2015 season is over.

Continue for updates.

Haden Placed on Injured Reserve 

Monday, Dec. 14

Haden is officially out for the year due to the concussions he suffered earlier this season, the Browns confirmed.

Haden Hampered By Injuries in 2015 Season

The Browns went into Week 5 knowing Haden would be at less than 100 percent. He was on the injury report all week after missing Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers with an injured finger. That injury caused some controversy, as he hid its severity from coaches while they prepared for San Diego.

"They knew the whole week that my finger was down, but the lack of communication," Haden said, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "[I should've] let them know like, 'Coach, I'm messed up, but I'm going to fight as much as I can till the last minute.'"

His second concussion this season adds an additional layer of concern for one of the top players of the Browns franchise. Haden has not played 16 games in a season since his rookie year (2010) and has never been a starter for a full campaign.

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