Browns safety Morgan Burnett undergoes surgery on ruptured Achilles: report

Strong safety Morgan Burnett #42 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the game with an injury during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns placed starting safety Morgan Burnett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, another setback for Cleveland’s defense.

Burnett got hurt during Thursday night’s victory over Pittsburgh. He had five tackles and an interception against one of his former teams before leaving in the second quarter.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Burnett underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles on Tuesday. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

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