Injury stricken Browns man up to fight against the Ravens

12/22/11 in NFL   |   dazzblack   |   61 respect

An injury stricken squad of the Cleveland Browns will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens this weekend. The Browns are among the bottom feeders of the NFL this season with just 4 wins and 10 defeats. In spite of losing key players to injuries on a regular basis, the Browns have managed to bring competitive football to the field.

Last week, they were defeated with 20-17 score line to the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Pat Shurmur stated in his pre-match news conference that Browns’ injury-ravaged season was the main reason for their woeful season. His excuse is quite true as the Browns have seen setbacks since the beginning of the season.

This week the Browns have to face the consequences of another major setback that includes injuries to their starting quarterback Colt McCoy and Jordan Norwood.

“Colt McCoy and Jordan Norwood will not be ready for the week so they are out,” Shurmur stated. “We’re going to make a roster move this afternoon.  We’re going to put T.J. Ward on IR. We still haven’t finally discussed it, but it appears that we’ll move Rod Windsor up from the practice squad as a wide receiver.

“The rest of the guys practiced today so I’m hopeful that everybody else that was out here today will be ready for the game.”

Shurmur also talked about the recovery of Mohamed Massaquoi. Shurmur informed that Massaquoi was on the fast track to recovery therefore he could make an appearance in the game. According to reports Massaquoi has started practicing with the Browns, hence his name will appear as questionable on the squad list for the match.

“He looked good today,” Shurmur informed reporters. “He was a little bit like some of the guys on a compressed week.  He was a little bit sore early in the week from his play last week, but he looked good today.”

Shurmur also said that Joe Haden would soon join the team too.

“Joe practiced and he looks much better than he did earlier in the week so I feel good about that.”

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