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Cribbs will miss practice

By Marla Ridenour Published: November 18, 2009

Browns coach Eric Mangini said receiver/returner Joshua Cribbs will miss practice Wednesday after being carted off the field Monday night against Baltimore.

On the final play of the Browns' 16-0 loss, Cribbs was upended by Ravens defensive end Dwan Edwards, who hit Cribbs with a forearm to the chin just after Cribbs lateraled to tight end Robert Royal. Cribbs had to be immobilized and spent the night in the Cleveland Clinic. He was released Tuesday morning. Mangini said Tuesday that Cribbs did not suffer a concussion.

Mangini didn't rule out Cribbs practicing Thursday, saying he would see how it goes through the week. The Browns visit Detroit Sunday.

Cribbs said Wednesday that he experienced excruciating neck pain when he was hit and the Browns were still monitoring the situation.

Mangini said he spoke to Cribbs and the team about calling a different play on the final play of the game.

''I never want to see anybody hurt at any point on either team or to put anybody in that position,'' Mangini said.

Cribbs said the situation put his contract status into better perspective.

"This is the exact thing I worry about," he said. "And we're going to make sure we get that handled because it really is a touchy subject for me now. It put a lot of things into perspective getting hurt like that and (knowing) it possibly could have been worse."

In other injury news, Mangini said it ''didn't look good for the weekend'' for punter Dave Zastudil, who missed the Ravens game with a sore right knee.

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