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Browns WR Carlton Mitchell out with surgically repaired finger

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 13, 2011

Updated after the Browns' preseason opener

Browns wide receiver Carlton Mitchell had surgery on one of his fingers Friday, a team spokesman said. Mitchell did not play in the Browns' preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Mitchell hurt one of his fingers by catching it in a jersey during practice. Shurmur said he expects Mitchell to be out for a couple of weeks.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Mitchell missed some time during training camp with a shoulder injury, but the injury to his finger is a surprise. Mitchell, a sixth-round pick (177th overall) in the 2010 draft, is listed behind starting wide receiver Brian Robiskie on the team's depth chart.

The Browns' receiving corps has been plagued with injuries this summer. The team also is without wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who has sat out since training camp began with an injured bone in his left foot.

Shurmur said it's too early to tell if Mitchell is a candidate for injured reserve.

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