Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Andre Branch will be out at least six weeks with a torn groin muscle, the team announced Monday.
Branch suffered the injury during the Jaguars' 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Linebacker Paul Posluszny also left the game and was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle that will require surgery this week.
"Any time you have injuries to guys that are playing well, it stings you a little bit," Jaguars' head coach Gus Bradley told reporters.
Branch was drafted by the Jaguars with the 38th overall selection in the second round of the 2012 draft. As a rookie, Branch had 12 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 13 games. He started every game last season, finishing with 37 tackles and six sacks. Branch has 13 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery through seven games this season.
The Jaguars won their first game of the season Sunday against the Browns. They travel to Miami in Week 8 to face the Dolphins (3-3).