Report: Browns All-Pro RT Jack Conklin out for season with torn patellar tendon

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Somehow, a night in which they lost to a division rival despite the opposing quarterback throwing four interceptions got worse for the Cleveland Browns.

The team reportedly feared All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin tore his patellar tendon during its Sunday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, an injury that would end his season.

Those fears have became a reality on Monday. Conklin reportedly tore his patellar tendon during the game, and his season is over.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed to reporters after the game that Conklin had sustained a serious injury, but said he didn't know if it was a torn patellar tendon. An MRI was scheduled for Monday, which reportedly showed the damage.

Conklin, a first-team All-Pro at right tackle last season, exited the game in the first quarter after falling down hard while trying to block Ravens pass-rusher Odafe Oweh. He initially tried to walk off the field with help, but eventually had to be carted off.

The Browns soon ruled him out with a knee injury.

Losing Conklin is a serious blow for the Browns in a season that has very much not gone according to plan. The Ravens loss knocked the team down to 6-6 and last place in the AFC North, with injuries already a significant issue.

Conklin, who signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the Browns in 2020, had been playing in his first game since Oct. 31, having spent nearly a month on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. Sunday was supposed to be his return and a step back to health for the Browns, but now he is facing a significantly worse injury.