The Cleveland Browns are coming off of a major win against the Cincinnati Bengals to start the season and are looking to make it two consecutive wins over AFC North division rivals against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, but it sounds like they’ll be without a key contributor on the offensive side of the ball.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Amari Cooper is “unlikely to play” in Monday night’s game against the Steelers after aggravating an injury during practice this week.
“Browns’ WR Amari Cooper, who aggravated a groin injury at practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday night, is considered unlikely to play vs. the Steelers, per source,” Schefter wrote on Sunday.
Browns’ WR Amari Cooper, who aggravated a groin injury at practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday night, is considered unlikely to play vs. the Steelers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2023
It’s pretty brutal news for the Cleveland Browns, and the NFL world had plenty to say about their misfortune on social media as a result.
Not good news for the Browns here. Big game for Elijah Moore and DPJ. https://t.co/2LHezfUixX
— Brandon Castel (@BCastOhio) September 17, 2023
Next man up. https://t.co/1sKxUjaeFh
— Football Chopz (@Pchopz_) September 17, 2023
Both teams without their #1 targets. Should be a battle of the trenches. https://t.co/saCteuEh6C
— SteelTwins | KING “M’Fn” KHAN (@SteelTwins) September 17, 2023
That’s rather large… https://t.co/Bbc9LLOyIm
— Derrick (@Steelers_DB) September 17, 2023
Brutal timing. Hopefully it doesn’t linger. But has been such a stud beyond what I think many realize outside of #Browns fans since being traded.
Huge moment for Cedric Tillman to step up as a rookie. https://t.co/VqPKjDimLT
— Jeff D. Lowe (@JeffDLowe) September 17, 2023
Get Amari out of fantasy lineups https://t.co/L2M2krqL8D
— Draft Sharks 🦈 (@DraftSharks) September 17, 2023
The Browns will also be without star offensive tackle Jack Conklin after he suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Bengals last week, so it will certainly be interesting to see how the team’s offensive performance is impacted by injuries to such crucial players and whether or not other players can emerge to fill the void.