Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed on Tuesday the report that linebacker Mack Wilson will not need surgery for the knee injury he suffered two weeks ago.
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on Mack Wilson avoiding surgery: This is a good development— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) September 1, 2020
ESPN reported on Sunday evening that the second-year linebacker would not need surgery after Wilson hyperextended his knee during practice on August 18, Wilson was carted off the field but after visiting with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, it became clearer that surgery was not necessary.
Depending on how Wilson’s knee continues to respond to rehab, the Browns linebacker should be back within four-to-six weeks. Wilson tweeted on Monday “See y’all soon.”
In response to the injury, the Browns added veteran linebacker Malcolm Smith and already have veteran linebacker BJ Goodson in addition to second-year player Sione Takitaki and third-round pick Jacob Phillips in the linebacker room for the time being while Wilson heals up.