The Browns’ football betting fans have plenty of reasons for concern, as the season is now officially over for center Alex Mack.
On Friday, Mack was placed on the IR list after he received an operation on his fractured left fibula on Thursday. The player’s injury took place in the team’s win on Sunday over the Steelers.
Mack broke his leg at the end of a play, when his foot made a 90 degree twist. The break was caused by the force of the blow, and his ligaments were probably also damaged.
No information about ligament damage was released by the team, but coach Mike Pettine said that the player could return to action if the broken fibula was the only problem. Damage to ligaments appears to be the other thing that the coach said would end the season for Mack. Stephania Bell, ESPN injury analyst, said that damage to the ligaments “is not uncommon” in a leg injury like the one that Mack suffered.
Mack was able to play in every single snap in all of the six seasons that he spent with Cleveland until he was injured. Last season, the player went to the Pro Bowl, and maybe this season just played at a level that happens to be higher.
“It’s a huge blow,” said Kyle Shanahan, the team’s offensive coordinator. “It’s just part of the business, but Alex is as good a football player as I’ve been around. We’re going to miss him a lot, and you don’t replace a guy like that. He’s too special of a player.”
As Mack is out of the game, John Greco is moving from center to right guard. Cleveland made the decision to promote Ryan Seymour, offensive lineman, from the practice squad to take the place of Mack in the team’s roster.
The Browns’ pay per head fans can see that the team received a very big blow, and many experts wonder how the team will be affected by Mack’s absence. Yet, there are others who are confident that team will prevail despite the player being out, but all that the fans can do right now is wait and see.