Just as we finished our first Rookie Expectations piece on Pierre Desir, one where we noted that health is the most important thing coming out of OTAs, comes the report that Justin Gilbert hurt his knee from Tony Grossi:
Obviously it was hard to tell at first what Gilbert hurt but the ice on the knee helped provide the part that was injured. Following yesterday’s season ending injury to Sean Lee, Browns fans, teammates, coaching staff and front office have to be worried about this development. Gilbert is being counted on to provide solid cornerback play across from Joe Haden. If he can’t go Desir, Leon McFadden or Buster Skrine will have to take over that all important role.
That he was sitting on the sideline with ice on his knee is actually a good sign. A more damaging injury most likely would of had him carted off, or at least brought inside to the training room. That he limped off on his own is a good sign. Gilbert has had no major injuries to speak of to his legs which tends to bode well for his future in the NFL.
Right now the extent of the injury is unknown and nothing can be taken for granted. If the injury is serious we will update you as soon as the information becomes available. Until then continue to hope for healthy OTAs for the Cleveland Browns.
What would a Gilbert injury do to the Browns defense?