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Cleveland Browns Announce RB Kareem Hunt Had Sports Hernia Surgery

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt isn't playing in tonight's preseason finale. That is because he is recovering from surgery.

In an announcement from the team, the Browns revealed Hunt underwent surgery on Thursday morning to repair a sports hernia injury.

Per the announcement, he is expected to be back to full health when he returns from his suspension for Week 10.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the injury should take four to six weeks to heal. As a result, he should have more than enough time to reach 100-percent before he's allowed to return to the field.

The Browns signed Hunt in February following a highly controversial 2018 season. He was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs after the release of a video depicting him committing a violent act on a woman.

He was suspended in March for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

When healthy though, Hunt has proven to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league.

He led the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2017 with 1,327 yards on the ground, and another 455 yards through the air.