#Browns star S Tashaun Gipson suffered a grade 3 MCL injury, source said. No ACL damage. Could return for playoffs if team keeps him active
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2014
Gipson was carted off in the fourth quarter after a midair collision with Joe Haden and Julio Jones. An MRI on Monday revealed no ACL damage, which comes as a relief to the Browns, as Gipson's injury initially appeared very serious.
The recovery period for a grade-3 MCL sprain is typically 6-8 weeks, meaning Gipson could return for the playoffs if the Browns advance far enough.
Gipson has played well for Cleveland over the past two seasons and currently leads the league with six interceptions. Backup safeties Jordan Poyer and Jim Leonhard will likely see more playing time alongside Donte Whitner in Gipson's absence.
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