Browns DE Emmanuel Ogbah thankful he avoided broken foot

Sprained left ankle expected to sideline Ogbah Sunday at New Orleans

Daryl Ruiter
September 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Emmanuel Ogbah is relieved.

Having ended the 2017 season on injured reserve and missing the final 6 games because of a broken bone in his foot, Ogbah got a scare in the season opener against Pittsburgh that has him wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

“I feel good even though I got the boot on but it’s just for precautionary measures,” Ogbah told Ken Carman and Nathan Zegura on the ‘Hue Jackson show,’ which aired on 92.3 The Fan and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns radio network Thursday night previewing Sunday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans.

Ogbah suffered the injury on the final play of the first quarter of last Sunday’s 21-21 tie with the Steelers and he was able to return, although he was limited to 27 snaps in the game.

Jackson has downplayed the severity of the injury this week saying it isn’t the dreaded high ankle sprain that costs players 6 weeks, a fact Ogbah confirmed Thursday night.

“It’s definitely not a long-term injury,” Ogbah said. “I didn’t break anything – thank god – but it’s just a sprain.”

Ogbah hasn’t practiced this week and it is not likely that he will play at New Orleans this week even though he’s not been officially ruled out – yet.

Since being selected 32nd overall in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Ogbah has started 27 games while registering 9.5 sacks, breaking up 9 passes, recovering 2 fumbles and forcing another for the Browns.