CLEVELAND — In yet another blow to the team's defense, Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward will be sidelined with a calf injury, according to the Associated Press's Cleveland sports reporter.
Ward underwent an MRI on Monday.
#Browns CB Denzel Ward will miss time with calf injury. Nothing official from team at this point. He underwent MRI yesterday.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) November 24, 2020
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported that Ward is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks.
#Browns CB Denzel Ward expected to miss a few weeks with a calf strain, sources say. Tough one for the defense there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 24, 2020
This news means the Browns will be without their two best defenders Sunday when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Myles Garrett will be ruled out for the second consecutive game because he was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Ward had an outstanding performance Sunday in the win over Philadelphia.
"I really thought the defense set the tempo in that game. Three takeaways, scoring on defense, five sacks—OV [Olivier Vernon] having three of them. I thought Denzel Ward was outstanding, four PBUs [pass break-ups] and a pick himself," Stefanski said. "The guys were flying around. I thought they did a great job, really proud of those guys."
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