Carl Nassib Injury: Updates on Browns DE's Recovery from Hand Surgery

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Carl Nassib #94 of the Cleveland Browns in action against the Baltimore Ravens during the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeated the Browns 25-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Carl Nassib suffered a broken hand in a Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He underwent surgery Sept. 21 and is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Nassib Active vs. Patriots

Sunday, Oct. 9

The Browns announced Nassib was available to play in Week 5.

Latest on Nassib's Practice Status

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Nassib was limited in practice Wednesday, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Jackson Comments on Nassib Surgery

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Head coach Hue Jackson said Nassib's surgery "went well," and the team hopes to have him back in the near future.

Nassib Injury Hampered Browns Pass-Rush Depth

A third-round pick out of Penn State, Nassib was named a starter before the Week 2 contest. He recorded three tackles and one sack in Cleveland's opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Cleveland pass rush was facing an uphill battle following Desmond Bryant's season-ending pectoral tear this offseason. John Hughes III, who was a healthy scratch in Week 2, may wind up seeing additional playing time.


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