The Browns placed linebacker D’Qwell Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday. The team has disclosed only that Jackson has a shoulder injury, and that he will need surgery.
“It’s disappointing any time you lose a player for the season, and this
is especially true with someone like D’Qwell, who has proven to be an
outstanding leader for us both on and off the field,” head coach Eric
Mangini said in a statement released by the team.
Per a league source, the specific injury suffered by Jackson is a torn pectoral tendon.
Though on the surface it’s merely a detail, the history of the surgical repair of torn tendons in Cleveland will surely cause some short-term concerns about the presence of a bug that has been pushed off the front pages by a condition commemorating a flying pig.