After suffering a 38-24 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions to fall to 0-9 on the season, the Cleveland Browns received another setback on Monday when they learned linebacker Jamie Collins will miss the remainder of the 2017 campaign due to an MCL injury.
Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed Collins' prognosis at his Monday press conference.
After acquiring Collins from the New England Patriots prior to last year's trade deadline, Cleveland inked Collins to a four-year, $50-million extension this past offseason. In six games in 2017, the fifth-year linebacker has recorded 21 tackles and a sack, as well as an interception against the Lions which ultimately resulted in his season-ending injury.
In Collins' absence, the Browns will rely on rookie linebacker James Burgess. In two starts filling in form Collins, who had suffered a concussion earlier this season, the Louisville product compiled 10 total tackles and a pass defended.