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Tyrod Taylor's Injury Is A Bit More Gruesome Than Orignally Reported

Tyrod Taylor injures his hand during a Browns preseason game vs. the Eagles.

Tyrod Taylor injury update: the Browns' starting quarterback left the team's preseason game against the Eagles for a few series, after coming down awkwardly on his hand.

Taylor was replaced by first overall pick Baker Mayfield. To the dismay of some, he wound up back in the game, after x-rays were negative on his left hand.

The injury looked pretty bad when it first occurred, with his wrist bending pretty abnormally.

X-rays were negative, which is why Hue Jackson said he was comfortable putting his starting quarterback back in the exhibition. Jackson said that he would be evaluated further today. Now, we know more about the specifics of the injury.

Rapoport shared the news via Twitter this afternoon:

Luckily, a dislocated pinky isn't serious, but it had to be painful. The decision to put him back into a meaningless game, especially if he is your definite starter, as has been asserted, is still questionable at best.

Taylor wound up 11-for-16 for 65 yards in the game. In relief, Mayfield was 8-for-12 for 76 yards.

The Browns defeated the Eagles 5-0 in the team’s third preseason game. The team is now 2-1 in the preseason, and wraps up against the Detroit Lions next Thursday.

Cleveland opens the regular season at home against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 9. That game is a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.