Browns top cornerback Joe Haden injured
CLEVELAND (AP) Browns star cornerback Joe Haden will undergo an MRI on Monday after injuring his shoulder in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.
Haden walked to the locker room for further evaluation and tests early in the second quarter, with the Browns trailing 17-0. He didn't return, and following the game, Browns coach Mike Pettine said his best defensive player would have the MRI.
It's unclear when Haden got hurt, but he did land hard in the end zone while trying to make an interception on a pass by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton intended for A.J. Green. Haden got his hands on the ball, but it was jarred loose when he made contact with the ground.
Haden is having another Pro Bowl-caliber season. He has three interceptions and he's drawn the assignment of guarding the other team's top wide receiver each week.
The Browns also lost rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert with a concussion. He went out late in the first half, further depleting Cleveland's banged-up secondary. The No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft, Gilbert had been playing better of late. He returned an interception for a touchdown last week against Indianapolis.
The losses of Haden and Gilbert are compounded by the Browns being without rookie cornerback K'Waun Williams and safety Tashaun Gipson, who leads the league with six interceptions but missed his third game with a knee injury.
The Browns also lost return specialist Marlon Moore with a knee injury.
Following the game, Pettine said ''we have a bunch of guys getting MRIs,'' but he did not elaborate on any injuries.
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