By Jeff Risdon
Days after playing the role of unexpected hero, Browns wide receiver Derrick Willies got some rough news. The undrafted rookie from Texas Tech broke his collarbone in Friday’s practice.
Willies left the session with a fractured clavicle. There is not an initial indication of the length of recovery time, but Willies could wind up being placed on injured reserve. Typically a broken collarbone is a 6-8 week recovery, but if surgery is needed it is generally season-ending.
Willies caught his first three NFL passes down the stretch of the Browns overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. He will likely be replaced by 6th-round rookie Damion Ratley on Sunday, with veteran Rod Streater also seeing more action.
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