The Cleveland Browns have struggled with injuries at the wide receiver position during training camp, and they just saw another pass-catcher go down with what could be a serious issue. On Tuesday, new wideout Jakeem Grant Sr. was carted off the field with a leg injury. Per NFL Media, it's feared he tore his Achilles, but Grant is undergoing tests to confirm.
As you can see below, Grant appeared unable to put much weight on his left leg when being assisted to the cart.
Another WR down for the #Browns.— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) August 9, 2022
Jakeem Grant getting carted off with a left lower left leg injury. Injury occurred during 1-on-1 drills. WR room just can’t catch a break. Tough blow for Grant who was having a great camp.@fox8news pic.twitter.com/ZSnfc5Exmu
The Browns confirmed Tuesday evening (via Cleveland.com) that Grant suffered the Achilles injury and provided a statement from head coach Kevin Stefanski.
"We've witnessed how hard the young man has worked since he got to our team. We all realize injuries are part of our game but that doesn't make it any easier to accept especially for someone that works as hard and carries himself like Jakeem."
David Bell, Mike Woods II, Anthony Schwartz and even Amari Cooper have dealt with injuries in training camp. While none of the issues appeared to be too serious, the Browns are holding their breath for an update on their receiver/return man.
Grant signed with the Browns this offseason after spending the majority of the 2021 campaign with the Chicago Bears. In 2021, he picked up his second straight All-Pro honors, as well as a Pro Bowl bid as a punt returner. A sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016, Grant began his career with the Miami Dolphins, but was traded to Chicago last October.
Grant caught just nine passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games played with the