October 17, 2011
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis(notes) only carried the ball six times for 14 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders, mostly due to a pulled left hamstring he suffered the second time he carried the ball.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hillis will undergo an MRI Monday to see just how bad it is.
"It's all frustrating," said Hillis, according to the Plain Dealer. "But when it rains it pours and you just kinda roll with the punches. Everything's a life-learned lesson. The more optimistic you are about it, the more positive you can be and have an open mindset about it, the better off you'll be."
Hillis, who has caught a lot of flak for not being in the lineup Sept. 25 against the Miami Dolphins because of strep throat and flu-like symptoms, said that he hopes to play next week. "Hopefully I can try to play next week," Hillis said, the Plain Dealer reports. "If I'm not 100 percent, I still want to play. We'll see how that works out, see what the trainers say and hopefully I can be out there next week."
In the four games he's appeared in, Hillis has 211 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 60 carries.
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