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Buster Skrine undergoes thumb surgery

Marlon Brown, Buster Skrine AP

One of the Browns’ key cornerbacks is on the mend.

According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Browns corner Buster Skrine is expected to be ready for the Sept. 7 regular season opener at Pittsburgh after having surgery on his thumb.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the club calls Skrine “week to week” after the procedure.

The 25-year-old Skrine started 15-of-16 games for Cleveland in 2013, defending 18 passes, recording one interception and notching 65 tackles. He is listed as the starting right cornerback on the club’s depth chart, with first-round pick Justin Gilbert the top backup behind Skrine.

The Browns play three preseason games in 10 days, with Monday night’s matchup at Washington the first in the sequence.

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4 Responses to “Buster Skrine undergoes thumb surgery”
  1. johnnyfreakinfootball says: Aug 18, 2014 6:53 PM

    Skrine has really developed into a solid CB and one of the better slot defenders in the league. I’ll hate to see him leave in free agency after this season.

  2. joemammy says: Aug 18, 2014 7:17 PM

    Buster isn’t going anywhere. He’s just getting started.

    With Haden, Gilbert and Skrine in the backfield, the teams that face the Browns had better have their running game in order.

  3. craniator says: Aug 18, 2014 7:29 PM

    When the Dolphins played at Cleveland last season , Skrine was a sieve . . . Hartline turned him inside out.

  4. igocommando says: Aug 18, 2014 9:30 PM

    Good thing he’s not a packer. He’d be out for the year for sure.

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