Good news regarding Mack Wilson's injury

Good news regarding Mack Wilson’s injury

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Jacob Phillips
  • Linebackers
  • Mack Wilson
  • Sione Takitaki
By kaytejohnson September 3, 2020 0 Comment
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The Cleveland Browns finally have news about Mack Wilson‘s knee injury. Thankfully it’s good.

Mack Wilson suffered what appeared to be a significant knee injury at the start of training camp. Later we discovered that the injury was a hyperextended knee that could require season-ending surgery to repair.

When Mack Wilson’s injury happened, all eyes went to a young linebacker room with a lot to prove this year.

The Browns let two starting linebackers go this offseason. Christian Kirksey signed a two-year deal with the Green Bay Packers, while Joe Shobert signed a massive five-year/$53M deal with the Jaguars.

The Browns clearly believe in the two draft picks from the last year: Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson. Additionally, they selected Jacob Phillips in the 3rd round of this year’s draft

Mack Wilson was expected to have a big role this season. Especially after the amount of playing time he received last year when Kirksey went down in the second game of the season against the New York Jets. Wilson stepped in as a rookie to start alongside Joe Shobert for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Mack will be back

When Mack Wilson got injured in training camp this year it was thought he was out for the season. The Browns signed BJ Goodson and Malcolm Smith to add some experience and depth to the linebacker position.

Many consider the linebacker position as the Browns’ biggest weakness. On top of that, the Browns started having a barrage of injury during training camp, especially in the secondary, which didn’t help.

With the need to add depth at the safety position, hearing the news that Mack Wilson will be back soon is great news for the Browns’ front office.

Wilson took to Twitter to announce the news that he will be back this year.

The Browns defense will undoubtedly be better with Wilson on the field. In the meantime, BJ Goodson, Sione Takitaki and Jacob Phillips will have to hold down the fort for 4-6 weeks until Mack Wilson will hopefully return to the field. The Browns now need to turn their attention to finding a safety to help out the backend of their defense.

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