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Browns RB Suggs breaks thumb

BEREA, Ohio (Oct. 11, 2005) -- Cleveland Browns running back Lee Suggs broke his right thumb Oct. 9 in a victory against Chicago and could miss a month.

Suggs had two screws surgically inserted into his thumb Oct. 10, the latest setback for the injury-prone back.

Suggs missed Cleveland's first two games with an ankle sprain sustained during training camp. Last season, the 25-year-old missed three games with a neck injury and three more with an injured toe.

He sat out the first nine weeks of his rookie season with a shoulder injury suffered while he was at Virginia Tech.

The Browns have had high hopes for Suggs, who has shown flashes of being a No. 1 back. He rushed for more than 100 yards in his final three games in 2004, but hasn't stayed healthy long enough to have a major impact.

Suggs was in for only three plays Oct. 9, but didn't touch the ball. On Oct. 10, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said "Lee's OK" when asked about Suggs' condition.

Rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards will remain in the hospital for at least another day following surgery to cut out an infection in his right arm.

Edwards continues to receive antibiotics at the Cleveland Clinic for the infection, which has yet to be identified by doctors, the team said. The first-round pick has been hospitalized since Oct. 8, when he had an operation to clean out the infection that caused his arm to swell significantly.

Edwards likely will miss the Oct. 16 game at Baltimore and could miss several more weeks, depending on the severity of the infection.

The Associated Press News Service

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