Knee injury will keep Browns' Wright out of game against Texans

11/23/2007 - NFL Eric Wright Cleveland Browns + more

BEREA, Ohio -- Browns rookie cornerback Eric Wright will
miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with a sprained right
knee he insists is not as seriously injured as has been reported.

Wright got hurt on Cleveland's first defensive play last week in
Baltimore. He was helped off the field and carted to the locker

"It's something that looked worse than it really was," Wright
said before Cleveland's injury report came out Friday. "I got it
twisted up a little bit."

Wright wanted to get back on the field against the Ravens.

"They locked me in the locker room," he said. "I was trying
to go out there for the second half."

Earlier this week, a TV report said the Browns feared Wright
would miss four to six weeks.

"That's funny," Wright said. "I know I never said anything
like that. We'll have to see how it progresses."

Daven Holly, who made 12 starts last season, will likely replace
Wright in the starting lineup alongside cornerback Leigh Bodden.

Offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer planned to test his injured knee
during practice Friday and said it's possible he could play Sunday.
He's listed as questionable.

Cleveland's defensive line is also banged up as end Shaun Smith
and Ethan Kelly missed practice time this week with knee injuries.
Kelly is listed as doubtful while Smith is questionable.