CLEVELAND — If Jarvis Landry has looked banged up on the field for the past two weeks, that's probably because he is. On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver revealed that he's been playing through a broken rib that he suffered during the team's 32-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 11.
"That hit actually broke one of my ribs," Jarvis said, referencing a play in the first quarter of the Browns' Week 5 victory, which forced him to briefly leave the game. "I'm still kind of dealing with that and playing through that and just kind of out here practicing, doing whatever I can and giving it my all on Sundays."
After returning to tally four catches for 88 yards against the Colts, Landry was limited in practice in the days leading up to Cleveland's Week 6 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Extending his consecutive games played streak to 101 games, the LSU product ultimately took the field in the Browns' 38-7 loss to the Steelers, catching five passes for 40 yards.
Still dealing with the effects of offseason hip surgery as well, Landry -- who's never missed a game in his six-year NFL career -- appears to be on track to play against the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday. That, however, doesn't mean it will come easy.
"It hurts, it hurts, it hurts," Landry said. "But we've done a good job of making sure I'm getting the protection here throughout the week and making sure that I can cover it up and do whatever I need to do to play on Sundays."