With more details emerging, whether he plays again this year becomes less and less important.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pinkston has been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with a blood clot in his lung.
“As we go through next week, we’ll determine if he’s going to miss an extended period of time,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said.
Pinkston was taken to the emergency room Thursday where the clot was discovered, and he was immediately admitted to the hospital, where he’s getting aggressive treatment with blood thinners.
He was seen getting sick on the sidelines last Sunday, but he thought he had pneumonia. He then tried to practice Wednesday, but couldn’t make it through.
“At this point, we’re more concerned with Jason’s well-being than anything else,” his agent Neil Schwartz said. “We’re taking it one step at a time.”
Teammates have visited him, and tried to keep his spirits up.
“He’s definitely been struggling with something for a couiple of weeks, so there obviously a concern just to find out what was going on,” left tackle Joe Thomas said. “Hopefully they’ve got it under control and are able to help him start feeling better here shortly. He’s definitely in our thoughts and we’ll definitely keep him in our thoughts as long as he’s out.”
He’ll remain in the hospital while doctors try to determine what caused the clot in the first place.