Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo will spend another night in the hospital after suffering a bruised lung in Thursday’s preseason game.
Mingo is expected to miss at least a week or two, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. That likely means he’s done for the preseason, but there’s still optimism that he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Although any injury that requires two nights in the hospital is obviously a concern, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski indicated that the decision to keep Mingo hospitalized is simply an abundance of caution.
“Any time that there’s that kind of injury they just want to make sure everything is OK in terms of his health and breathing and everything else,” Chudzinski said.
Mingo was not involved in any out-of-the-ordinary hits in the game on Thursday, and it remains unclear when he suffered the injury.