Mangini: Rogers to be placed on IR
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers is done for the season with a lower leg injury.
Coach Eric Mangini said Rogers will need surgery and be placed on injured reserve. The 6-foot-4, 350-pound Rogers was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 16-7 loss in Cincinnati. Mangini did not specify the nature of Rogers' injury, one of four sustained by Cleveland defenders against the Bengals.
Rogers' leg was struck by teammate C.J. Mosley on a running play with 3:39 left. Rogers was hit on the side of the leg and bent over a pile of players.
"It's tough," said linebacker David Bowens, who has had to shift from outside to inside linebacker. "But the games still have to be played."
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