It’s been an injury-riddled season for Cleveland Browns right tackle Jack Conklin. After missing time with a dislocated elbow, Conklin returned to the starting lineup this past Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, he suffered another injury early in the game.
Conklin suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee and will have to miss the rest of the season.
Any doubt about Conklin’s status for the rest of the season was put to bed this Tuesday. The Browns announced that they’ve officially placed Conklin on injured reserve.
This will go down as a season to forget for Conklin. He started in seven games this year prior to the patella tendon injury.
We have placed T Jack Conklin on injured reserve and made other roster moves
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 30, 2021
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski admit that he was “sick” seeing Conklin going down with such a serious injury. He knows that losing Conklin will hurt the team, on and off the field.
“Obviously, Jack’s a big part of what we do,” Stefanski said on Monday. “He’s a good man, good teammate.”
Conklin is in the second year of his three-year, $42 million deal with the Browns. He earned All-Pro honors in his first season with the Browns.
With Conklin out for the rest of the season, Blake Hance will start at right tackle for the Browns.