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Former Browns wide receiver claims team mishandled his injury

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 19:03:04-05

CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jaelen Strong claimed the team mishandled his recovery this season after he tore his ACL in 2017 while playing for Jacksonville.

Strong missed the remainder of the 2017 season and the entire 2018 season.

He was picked up by the Browns in February after being dropped by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Strong did not make the final roster after the preseason this year.

On Tuesday, Strong tweeted that he didn't miss one practice after coming back from his injury.

Strong said that the Browns overworking players in training camp impacted two cornerbacks who missed multiple games this season.

Strong's claims come after it was announced that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was playing through a sports hernia injury that will require surgery in the offseason.

Following Sunday's game against the Bengals, quarterback Baker Mayfield came to Beckham’s defense by accusing the team’s trainers and doctors of mishandling the Beckham's nagging injury. Beckham has been dealing for months with a sports hernia that will likely require offseason surgery. Mayfield, whose mouth has gotten him into trouble before, exacerbated an already delicate situation when he said the injury “wasn’t handled the right way in our training room.”

Mayfield quickly walked back his biting remarks with a pseudo apology on Twitter, saying he wasn’t trying to “throw our medical staff under the bus.”

RELATED: Report: Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. playing through sports hernia

News 5 reached out to the Browns about Strong's claims, but have not heard back.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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