Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant tore his right ACL and MCL during Sunday's win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bryant, 24, left the game during the first quarter after injuring his knee. Head coach Mike Pettine said after the game the team did not have a diagnosis on Bryant's injury. Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reports that Bryant tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Bryant, a seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft, has started two games this season in place of Phil Taylor, who had arthroscopic knee surgery last week. Bryant has one sack and 11 combined tackles.
After Bryant's injury, center Alex Mack broke his fibula during the second quarter, and Rapoport reports he is also out for the season. However, on Monday, Pettine said the Browns won't know until after surgery if Mack is out for the year, according to NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano.
The MMQB's Greg Bedard broke down the impact of Mack's injury on Cleveland's chances going forward.
Pettine said the team did a good job of filling in for the injured players.
"I thought today was a perfect example of 'next man up' before the game even with (Ahtyba) Rubin being down and having the d-linemen step up, and then in-game – you have (John) Greco slide over to center and do a solid job. There are no excuses on Sunday when there are injuries, so I can't be more proud of the group and the coaches on how they handled it. I can't understate how important this win was for us."
Cleveland is allowing 409.2 yards per game and has 10.0 sacks, which rank 29th and 19th in the league, respectively. The Browns are 3-2 and play the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road on Sunday.
- Paul Palladino