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Cleveland Browns LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to miss multiple weeks with 'significant' ankle injury

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski revealed on Monday that linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss multiple games with an ankle injury.

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While the Cleveland Browns defense entered its Week 6 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at full strength, it didn't leave it that way. On Monday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski revealed that rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah suffered a high ankle sprain in Cleveland's 37-14 loss to Arizona.

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According to Stefanski, the Browns are still working through whether it will place Owusu-Koramoah on injured reserve, which would require him to miss at a minimum, Cleveland's next three games. He did, however, confirm that the Notre Dame product will be out for a matter of "weeks" and described the injury as "significant."

Selected in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft, Owusu-Koramoah has been one of the few bright spots of the Browns defense to this point of the season. Appearing in all six of Cleveland's games (five starts), the 2020 Butkus Award winner has tallied 29 tackles (20 solo), a half-sack, four pass defenses and one forced fumble.

According to Pro Football Focus, Owusu-Koramoah has graded as the third-best linebacker and top defensive rookie in the NFL this season.

Without Owusu-Koramoah in the lineup, Mack Wilson will likely be in line for more snaps at the Browns' Will linebacker position. In six games this season, the third-year linebacker out of Alabama has totaled 13 tackles, but hasn't played more than 16 percent of Cleveland's defensive snaps in a game since Week 3.

After falling to 3-3 with Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, the Browns will return to action on Thursday when they host the Denver Broncos (3-3) at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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