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Browns’ Nate Burleson out until training camp with broken arm

By on 5/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

When the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson just over a month ago, it was difficult to neglect his recent injury history. He broke his left arm in 2013 during a mid-season car accident after reaching for a pizza that was falling off the seat but was able to play in six games after he recovered. In an unfortunate development last week, Burleson fractured the same arm in minicamp and is expected to miss the rest of Cleveland’s offseason activities according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

On a more positive note, early reports state that Burleson will be ready by training camp. He should only be sidelined for approximately eight weeks following minor surgery on his fractured arm. The pizza incident last season cost him the same amount of time so it seems like an accurate timetable for his recovery. 

Burleson’s agent Ken Sarnoff reassured Browns fans that they can expect the 33 year-old pass catcher to be back for the preseason via Twitter: 

News of Burleson’s injury is just another bump on the roller coaster the Browns have been riding over the past week. Fans rejoiced when the team selected Johnny Manziel in the first round of the draft late last week. This bubble of excitement was promptly popped when news that the team’s young stud receiver Josh Gordon could face a season long suspension for failing a drug test. All eyes will be on the Browns to see how all of this drama plays out heading into a fresh NFL season.

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