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Browns LB Mingo suffers knee injury

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is scheduled for an arthroscopic procedure on Thursday to repair torn meniscus in a knee that likely will sideline him for about a month.

Mingo did not practice with the team on Wednesday after feeling stiffness in the knee. An MRI later in the day confirmed the tear.

The recovery and rehab likely will force Mingo to miss the Browns’ four preseason games, but he could return for the regular-season opener on Sept. 13 against the New York Jets.

Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, has a history of injury problems. In his rookie year, he suffered a bruised lung that kept him out of preseason games and the opener. Last year, he played throughout the season with a torn labrum in a shoulder before having surgery in the offseason that limited him during workouts.

In 30 games for the Browns, including 14 starts, the past two seasons, Mingo has 84 tackles and seven sacks.


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