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Mack Wilson suffers severe hyperextension in knee during Browns practice

Mack Wilson looks to the crowd during a game against the Broncos
via: Isaiah J. Downing USA Today Sports

Not even one week into training and the Cleveland Browns may already need to look at options to replace Mack Wilson.

On Tuesday, during a fully padded practice session, Wilson suffered a severe hyperextended knee injury that may require season-ending surgery according to cleveland.com.

Wilson suffered the injury during a 7 on 7 sessions where he attempted to break up a pass to wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and immediately showed signs of serious injury and needed to be carted off of the field.

The former Alabama linebacker had already made headlines in the Browns building when he gave star running back a concussion after he horsecollar tackled him on Monday. Because of the injury, Wilson was moved to second-team defense and replaced by Tae Davis before Wilson himself was injured.

It was also reported by cleveland.com that Wilson will seek a second opinion on his knee to see if he does indeed need surgery that will end his season prematurely.

Last season Wilson was a surprise impact player for the Browns defense after he filled in for an injured Christian Kirksey. He started 14 games during his rookie season and recorded 81 tackles, one sack and seven defended passes.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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