(WJW) — Cleveland Browns right tackle Jack Conklin suffered a season-ending injury during Sunday’s game, according to an ESPN report.
Conklin, 29, was carted off the field with a left knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 24-3 home opener win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tests show Conklin tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) which will end his season, as first reported by ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Twitter Monday.
Rookie Dawand Jones, who filled in Sunday after Conklin’s injury, will now take over on the offensive line, said FOX 8’s John Sabol.
With Jack Conklin done for the year— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) September 11, 2023
(Torn ACL & MCL), #Browns rookie and former #OhioState stand out Dawand Jones will take over on the offensive line for Conklin. Jones played well yesterday and impressed the coaching staff during training camp.@fox8news
Conklin is currently in his fourth season with the Browns, according to the Associated Press. He signed a four-year contract extension in December.
The Browns are due to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 18.