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Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson was discharged from College Hospitals on Friday after sustaining a laceration to his liver throughout Wednesday’s follow, the staff introduced on Saturday. The membership says that Johnson can have his enjoying standing evaluated on a week-to-week foundation and should undergo correct COVID-19 testing earlier than being allowed to return to the power. The 28-year-old suffered the harm after one other participant landed on him. 

Johnson, who signed a one-year take care of the Browns this offseason, has overcome a number of accidents all through his profession. The sixteenth general choose within the 2015 draft, Johnson broke his foot on two totally different events throughout his first two seasons in Houston. He then suffered an MCL harm in 2017 earlier than lacking a lot of the 2018 season after sustaining a concussion. Johnson was capable of play in all 16 video games in 2019, his solely season with the Payments.

“By way of all of it, I really feel prefer it made me mentally stronger,” Johnson stated about his earlier accidents earlier this week. “It confirmed me that I’m nonetheless hungry, and I nonetheless imagine in myself and what I wish to be as a participant. It positively formed me. I really feel like I’ve a chip on my shoulder. That could be very apparent there’s a chip on my shoulder and that I simply wish to be the participant that I believe I ought to be. It motivates me on daily basis to proceed chasing the dream that I had after I was a little bit child.”

Johnson, who had been seeing plenty of time within the slot with the first-team protection through the early parts of Cleveland’s coaching camp, stated that he nonetheless considers himself to be a starting-caliber cornerback.

“I’m not actually involved about what I can not management, however what I can management is popping out to follow on daily basis, placing my greatest foot ahead and doing the very best that I can,” stated Johnson, who has began in 19 of his 51 profession common season video games. “No matter occurs after that, occurs. I place confidence in God and a perception in myself. I wish to win. I wish to be the very best teammate and participant for this group. The remainder of the issues will simply handle themselves from there.”

It has been a tricky week for the Browns so far as accidents are involved. On Tuesday, the staff positioned beginning working again Nick Chubb within the league’s concussion protocol after Chubb sustained a tough hit from linebacker Mack Wilson. The subsequent day, Wilson was carted off of the Browns’ follow area after sustaining a hyperextended knee. 


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