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Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt suffers calf injury vs. Cardinals; carted off field

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt had to be helped off the field during the fourth quarter of his team's matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

CLEVELAND — The hits keep coming for the Cleveland Browns. After entering the game without either of their starting offensive tackles or their star running back, another key member of the Browns roster suffered an injury when running back Kareem Hunt had to be helped off the field in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Hunt suffered the injury on a play in which wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dropped a pass on a fourth-and-4 from the Cardinals' seven-yard line, resulting in a turnover on downs. After being helped off the field by a pair of trainers, apparently unable to put any weight on his right leg, a visibly upset Hunt was carted back to the locker room.

According to the Browns, Hunt suffered a calf injury on the play.

Hunt entered Sunday's contest as the Browns' lead running back after Nick Chubb was ruled out for the game with a calf injury. The NFL's leading rusher while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, Hunt rushed for 66 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 12 yards.

Cleveland trailed Arizona 30-14 with 12:06 remaining at the time of Hunt's injury. They went on to lose 37-14.

Following the game, head coach Kevin Stefanski addressed Hunt's status, saying the running back hurt his calf. He did not give a timetable for his return.

In addition to Chubb, starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) and All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin (knee) missed Sunday's game with injuries. Beckham (shoulder) and quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) also left Sunday's game with injuries, although both players ultimately returned, with Mayfield not missing an offensive snap.

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