The Cleveland Browns have been hit by injury woes early in the game against the Houston Texans as wide receiver Jarvis Landry has left the game with a knee injury. The game was won by the Browns with a scoreline of 31 -21 after it was tied at even 14 between the teams at halftime.
Tyrod Taylor and Philip Lindsay scored the two touchdowns for the Texans while Andy Janovich and Baker Mayfield scored for the Browns.
Landry was hurt while making a 9-yard catch on Cleveland’s second offensive play. He was examined in the sideline medical tent before being escorted to the locker room. The team said his return is questionable.
Landry is in his fourth season with the Browns. He had 72 catches for 840 yards and three touchdowns last season. He has caught at least two passes in 111 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
In other injury news, the Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. is playing against Houston after being listed as questionable and not practicing all week.
Wills sprained his left ankle early in last week’s season-opening loss at Kansas City. He came onto the field at FirstEnergy Stadium hours before kick-off and tested his ankle with coach Kevin Stefanski, line coach Bill Callahan, and members of Cleveland’s medical staff watching.
The number 10 overall pick in 2020, Wills also suffered a serious ankle injury in Cleveland’s playoff loss at Kansas City.
Complicating matters for the Browns is that Wills’ backup, Chris Hubbard, is out with a triceps injury. If Wills couldn’t play – or if he has to come up – Blake Hance will likely move into the left tackle spot.