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:
FOR the record - @Nate13Burleson hurt his arm in OTA's. He had a very minor surgery. He will be 100% for day 1 of camp! Again 100% for camp!
— Ken Sarnoff (@KenSarnoff) May 10, 2014
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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