Peyton Hillis Aggravates Injury at Practice

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Cleveland Browns starting running back Peyton Hillis re-injured his hamstring while practicing on Friday, 92.3 The Fan’s Daryl Ruiter tells Fox 8 News.

Ruiter says that Hillis is now unlikely to play on Sunday when the Browns visit Houston to battle the Texans.

Hillis pulled up lame during 11-on-11 drills. Frustrated, he threw down the football and his helmet before slowly walking to the sideline. Escorted by members of the training staff, he eventually walked completely off the field.

The Hillis setback means the Browns will now likely be forced to use former Texans practice-squad player Chris Ogbonnaya as their starting running back. Usual backup Montario Hardesty is already out with a torn calf muscle.

Ogbonnaya was signed off the Houston practice squad just a few weeks ago.