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Brandon Jackson won’t need surgery on toe

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We passed along a report earlier Friday even that Browns guard Eric Steinbach and running back Brandon Jackson could both potentially miss the season due to injury.

We’ve seen received word via a league source that Jackson’s turf toe injury will not require surgery.  The injury is expected to keep him out for a maximum of six weeks, which would ideally put him back into the mix around Week Four.

While turf toes are notoriously tricky to evaluate, we’d imagine that the Browns would keep a roster spot open for Jackson if he could be back that soon.  Jackson was expected to be the team’s third down back behind Peyton Hillis.

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11 Responses to “Brandon Jackson won’t need surgery on toe”
  1. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 26, 2011 8:21 PM

    turf toe blows just ask my toe

  2. jthammerstix says: Aug 26, 2011 8:40 PM

    so what about the more important player Eric Steinbach? That’s my biggest concern

  3. texline1 says: Aug 26, 2011 9:04 PM

    I think Steinbach has compressed discs. If so, that will be a HUGE loss. Jackson hasn’t really shown much in pre-season anyway. The biggest concern in Cleveland is the receiving corps, or lack thereof.

  4. axespray says: Aug 26, 2011 9:43 PM

    Jackson is a tough dude, if he has to play through it for his team, he’ll do it. Get well soon thou.

  5. rocketdogsports says: Aug 26, 2011 10:25 PM

    YIKES

  6. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 26, 2011 11:44 PM

    Bummer of a loss but take your time man. I read on WebMD or somwhere that is turf toe goes untreated or if you don’t let it heal all the way you could lose the ability to walk on that foot.

  7. ernestbynershands says: Aug 27, 2011 12:34 AM

    Don’t worry about the turf toe. It’s more likely to heal with a good outcome. Back up running backs are easier to replace.
    As a Browns fan and sports medicine professional, I worry about 2 things.
    1. Steinbach’s back. If it is a disc, or discs, his days as a top shelf starting guard are likely over. Even with a good outcome, he wont be able to train or perform as he needs to. I’ve seen it time and time again. They NEVER return to form. Especially not elite level athletes. Hasselback is the only one that comes to mind.
    2. The Madden Curse, er, the Cleveland Curse. Hillis will be sooo beat up that the line and his back ups will matter.
    With no line and no running game, it won’t matter who the receivers are.
    Once again as the preseason ends in Cleveland, so does the relevancy of our team.
    Wish I could be sad, but I’ve become sooo used to it.
    C’mon Browns prove me wrong!

  8. ICDogg says: Aug 27, 2011 8:58 AM

    So use Hillis for every down…

  9. timpiker says: Aug 27, 2011 8:59 AM

    No its not the WR’s that are the problem… Its the OL….period.

  10. sixringsteeler says: Aug 27, 2011 9:34 AM

    wait people still care about the browns? lol

  11. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 27, 2011 10:01 AM

    hope pinkston kid is ready to play guard.

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