Browns right guard Shawn Lauvao was in a single-vehicle accident this morning on Interstate 90 by Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland, but alcohol was not involved and Lauvao was not injured, team spokesman Zak Gilbert said.
Lauvao was heading to the team’s training facility at about 7 a.m. today when he went the wrong way on a ramp closed for construction, tried to turn around and went over a curb and an embankment, Gilbert said. Lauvao’s car was towed.
A spokesperson for the City of Cleveland's office of communications referred questions regarding Lauvao to the Browns' public relations department.
Lauvao spoke to reporters this afternoon in the locker room before media members were aware of the incident. He expressed his desire to come back from the high-ankle sprain that has sidelined him for each of the first two preseason games.
Lauvao said he has been running in recent days, but he doesn’t know whether he’ll practice Wednesday.
“I'm battling my butt off to come back,” said Lauvao, who started all 32 games the past two seasons. “I will see how it feels and do what they tell me to do.”