Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts: Week 3 injury report

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: A Cleveland Browns football sits on the grass during the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens game at M
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: A Cleveland Browns football sits on the grass during the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens game at M /

Just  a day away from Week 3 action for the Cleveland Browns and we now have more clarity regarding injuries.

To be in a position to win, the Cleveland Browns need everyone healthy. Unfortunately, that is not reality and adjustments will be needed.

One name on the list that we never have to worry about is left tackle Joe Thomas. If you recall, he surpassed 10,000 consecutive played snaps in Week 2. He is now at 10,062.

So, outside of the future hall of famer, who else is on the list? The Browns gave the injury information on Twitter.

Despite playing horrible to this point, Kenny Britt is going to be good to go on Sunday. However, if he continues to disappoint early on, I would expect head coach Hue Jackson to seriously consider (at the very least) limit Britt’s snaps.

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Another frustrating player to watch is Sammie Coates, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. The Browns have him as doubtful but if he were to play, noticeable positive changes are also expected from him. Both Britt and Coates need to step up to help DeShone Kizer.

Not surprisingly, linebacker Jamie Collins is going to miss this week due to a concussion. Health is always the most important factor and assuming everything goes well for him this week in his upcoming tests, Collins should be back next week.

The wait for defensive end Myles Garrett to make his regular season debut will have to continue again. Yes, Cleveland did list him as doubtful, so there is a small chance he plays, but at the end of the day, there’s no need to rush him.

Wait until Garrett is 100% healthy. Once that happens and after a couple of games under his belt, Cleveland’s defense (especially the front seven) will see their level of play greatly increase.

On the other sideline, the Colts will be without Andrew Luck (which has been known for some time now). In addition, two other notable names listed that are out or doubtful are two of their cornerbacks: Quincy Wilson and Vontae Davis.

With that in mind, hopefully Kizer is able to take care of the football and make plays in the passing game. Since Wilson is already out and Davis basically in that category too, the Browns’ wide receivers must create separation and catch the ball. If they can do that, the running game will have more chances to flourish and Indy’s defense will have a long day.

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Cleveland has a great opportunity to get their first win of the season. It is there for the taking but can they close the deal? We will find out soon enough.