On the day's renewal and optimism in Cleveland, coach Pat Shurmur needed to first dispense unhealthy news.
It certainly is appears to become something using the Browns.
Moments after running back Trent Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden and also the Browns' other newbies required the area within cloudless sky to spread out a 3-day minicamp, Shurmur introduced that massive defensive tackle Phil Taylor would want surgery to correct a torn chest muscle and may miss the approaching season.
"It had been one of individuals stuff that happens," Shurmur stated Friday. "It's unfortunate."
And much more misfortune for that Browns, who may have had a lot more than their share recently.
Taylor tore his left pectoral muscle while doing bench presses within the exercise on Thursday. His injuries is potentially devastating injuries for any Cleveland defense that rated 30th within the league from the run last season.
Shurmur stated Taylor may have surgery in a few days, once the team have a better feeling of how lengthy they will be with no 6-feet-3, 335-pounder.
Using the opener against Philadelphia four several weeks away, Shurmur did not wish to rule Taylor out for that season.
"It's too soon to take a position,Inch he stated. "Typically with one of these surgical procedures, the rehab is several weeks so I'd rather not say exactly. I'd rather not cancel him out for that year, no."
Typically, torn pectoral muscles take a minimum of sixth several weeks to heal. Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson skipped the majority of two seasons after tearing his pectoral muscle on sides. Jackson had two surgical procedures but returned back and brought Cleveland in takes up last season.