Penn State’s defensive injury issues have extended to the NFL.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Carl Nassib has a broken hand that will require surgery. It isn’t yet known how long Nassib will be out.
#Browns DE Carl Nassib suffered a broken hand yesterday, source said. He’ll have surgery, and they’re assessing how long he’s out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2016
The injury is a big blow to both the Browns and Nassib, who had three tackles and a sack on the young season.
While with Penn State, Nassib had 46 tackles and 15.5 sacks in 2015 as one of the best defensive players in the nation.