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Montario Hardesty injures thumb fielding direct snap

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Browns reserve running back Montario Hardesty is dealing with an injury sustained in rather unlikely fashion.

Per multiple reports, Hardesty hurt his right thumb catching a direct snap on Monday.

“The ball hit his hand and he injured his thumb,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday, per Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. “It’s a tough deal, but we’ll see what the status is.”

The 26-year-old Hardesty has played just 23-of-48 regular-season games since entering the NFL in 2010. He missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury.

Hardesty, who has also dealt with a hamstring injury during camp, is one of the Browns’ backups to starter Trent Richardson. He is a free agent at season’s end.

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18 Responses to “Montario Hardesty injures thumb fielding direct snap”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 12, 2013 9:20 PM

    Never known for his receiving skill, Hardesty injured the third thumb on his left hand.

  2. Xenu D. Alien says: Aug 12, 2013 9:21 PM

    He sure is Frageelay, but doesn’t look Italian. Odd.

  3. onbucky96 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    Damn, James Starks thinks Montario has a problem staying healthy.

  4. Stiller43 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    That musta been one helluva snap to hurt someones hand. This guy is SOFT

  5. ballboy48 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:47 PM

    He’s all but done in Cleveland. The new guy, Dion Lewis will be Trent’s backup. He’s one fast mother.

  6. hibrownsfan says: Aug 12, 2013 10:22 PM

    If he was smart he would suck it up and play. This is his last shot and you not being able to play because a ball hit your thumb is a sure way to get that pink slip.

  7. fakegregbrinda says: Aug 12, 2013 10:49 PM

    Jeff Fisher lost a lot of respect for him.

  8. brownsfanincali says: Aug 12, 2013 11:30 PM

    Who cares ? Browns fans, lets make it a point to support Bernie Kosar at the lions game this week… Some ” Ber-nie “chantsight be a good start.

  9. brownsfanincali says: Aug 12, 2013 11:32 PM

    Supposed to be “chants might” … I need to turn off the auto spell

  10. mattyc says: Aug 12, 2013 11:43 PM

    After Thursday Nights performance by Dion Lewis, nobody in Browns Town is worried about oft injured Montario Hardesty!

  11. AlaskanSalmon says: Aug 13, 2013 2:09 AM

    He’s not making the squad this year

  12. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 13, 2013 5:07 AM

    Come on Hardesty! I was looking forward to seeing him split carries with TR this season but the guy is always hurt

  13. drfeelyouup says: Aug 13, 2013 5:32 AM

    He’s going to get cut.

  14. clownsfan says: Aug 13, 2013 6:34 AM

    This is Heckert’s WORST pick. Only my Browns would move up, back into the 2nd rnd, to draft a RB with 2 bum knees. He needs to go.

  15. erikinhell says: Aug 13, 2013 6:48 AM

    Correction: Hardesty will likely be a free agent at the beginning of the season.

  16. DANNY CZEKALINSKI says: Aug 13, 2013 7:01 AM

    Only a member of my hometown Browns could fart and dislocate his leg

  17. denverdude7 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:05 AM

    Richardson & Hardesty have been named to the NFL’s “All-Fragile” team.

    Neither one will make it through the season.

    Ah… The “Factory of Sadness” at it’s finest.

  18. oldcracker says: Aug 13, 2013 5:00 PM

    When is Hardesty not hurt? They (team mates) should just name him “Glass.”

    I would hope for a trade but I doubt there’s a GM dumb enough, wait…..there’s Denver. Who’s their GM now????

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