BEREA, Ohio– Cleveland Browns defensive end Chad Thomas left practice with a neck injury on Monday.
The 23-year-old was immobilized on a backboard and carted off the field.
Thomas has feeling and movement in all his extremities, according to the team. He was taken to University Hopsitals for further testing.
Later in the day, the Browns said Thomas was diagnosed with a neck sprain. The team said his practice status will be updated on a day-to-day basis.
“Anytime something happens like a stinger or anything dealing with any issues like that, you want to be more cautious than anything. That is what we are doing,” head coach Freddie Kitchens said.
The Browns selected Thomas in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in four games as a rookie.
When he’s not playing football, Thomas produces music under the name Major Nine.