Browns O'Hara has knee surgery

Updated: October 16, 2003, 5:45 PM ET

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns guard Shaun O'Hara underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined for at least three weeks.

The Browns said O'Hara got hurt in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders.

However, O'Hara's agent, Tony Agnone, said the fourth-year veteran injured his knee several weeks ago and reaggravated it on Sunday.

Browns coach Butch Davis said two MRIs on O'Hara's knee showed no structural damage, but team doctor Anthony Miniaci wanted to be sure and performed an exploratory procedure on Tuesday.

Davis would not elaborate on O'Hara's injury Wednesday, and did not divulge the operation had taken place until Thursday. Davis said O'Hara has a "stretched" anterior cruciate ligament but that nothing is torn.

The Browns are counting on O'Hara to be back in time for their Nov. 9 game at Kansas City. Cleveland hosts San Diego on Sunday and plays at New England next week before its bye.

O'Hara has started three games at right guard and three at left guard this season.

Chad Beasley is expected to take O'Hara's spot and make his first career start against the Chargers.

The Browns also will be without rookie center Jeff Faine this week. He injured his left knee on Sunday and is week-to-week.

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