Olivier Vernon tore his Achilles, will miss the postseason

Jeff Risdon
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Monday’s medical update brought some bad news on Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon. He will be out for Sunday’s wild-card game, and potentially much longer, in Pittsburgh after tearing his Achilles tendon.

Vernon left Sunday’s win over Pittsburgh with a lower leg injury. He was on the field for several minutes and unable to put weight on his left leg as he left for the locker room with trainers.

Coach Kevin Stefanski indicated in his postgame press conference that Vernon would have an MRI on the injured ankle. The results were not positive for the veteran to get back on the field for the postseason. t

Vernon has been great over the second half of the season, bagging eight sacks and a safety in the final eight games, including one on Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

In other injury news, rookie wide receiver and punt returner Donovan Peoples-Jones suffered a concussion during the game. His status for the Sunday night wild-card game is not yet determined.