Cleveland Browns Rookie Receiver Corey Coleman Fractures Hand

The injuries for the Cleveland Browns continue to pile up. Today at Browns practice, rookie receiver Corey Coleman fractured his hand. This latest injury comes after Cleveland lost starting quarterback Robert Griffin III with a fractured bone in his left shoulder in a week one loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. That injury was followed by a week two injury to backup quarterback Josh McCown who injured his shoulder in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. This leaves third-round pick Cody Kessler to man the Browns offense for the foreseeable future.

Cleveland Browns Rookie Receiver Corey Coleman Fractures Hand

The Browns released a statement in regards to Coleman’s fractured hand:

An X-ray late this afternoon on Corey Coleman’s hand revealed a fracture. He was a full participant in today’s practice. The injury is being further evaluated in order to determine when he will return to play.” 

Coleman’s injury occurred after the media left Browns practice. The rookie apparently fractured his hand after he caught a pass and a teammate came down on his hand.

Coleman’s injury comes after the rookie receiver had a breakout performance in the Ravens come from behind win over the Browns in week two. The rookie wideout finished the game with five catches for 104 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

This injury hurts an already weak receiving corps, which includes a quarterback turned wide receiver in Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon who’s barely played in the last two seasons because of suspensions, including a four game suspension to start this season. If Gordon didn’t have enough problems, an arrest warrant was issued for the troubled receiver for failure to take a paternity test. The other receivers on the Browns roster include Andrew Hawkins, and rookies Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis. One of those rookies will have to step up in Coleman’s absence.

The Browns drafted Coleman out of Baylor with the 15th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Coleman’s rookie deal is for four years, $11.654 million with a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.

In two games this season, Coleman has seven catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has the Browns rookie rated No. 61 out of 110 qualifying players.