Tyrod Taylor says he's "doing well" after injuring his left hand against Eagles

Browns QB dislocated his left pinkie, won't miss time

Daryl Ruiter
August 24, 2018 - 12:56 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a dislocated left pinkie and a bruised left hand Thursday night but will not miss any practice time according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Jackson confirmed the injury Friday afternoon.

“They were able to get that back in place real quickly, it took 15 seconds to do that,” Jackson said. “He’s sore, but he’s going to be fine.”

Taylor took to Twitter Friday morning where he said he's "doing well" after suffering the injury that caused him to miss 2 offensive series in Thursday night's 5-0 preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Taylor also thanked Cleveland fans “for the prayers” and promoted an appearance at a local store Friday evening.

Taylor, who completed 11 of 16 passes for 65 yards in 5 offensive series, returned in the second quarter and played 3 series before halftime.

Jackson explained why he took the risk putting Taylor back in the game.

“I felt he needed to because our offensive football team at that time needed to play together,” Jackson said. “They needed his leadership. He needed to be out there playing with them because I think it’s important for them guys to develop that chemistry, so I felt comfortable that when we put him back out there, things were okay.”

The injury occurred at the 6:13 mark of the first quarter when Taylor extended a fourth-and-1 play that saw him roll to his left before throwing in the direction of receiver Jarvis Landry in the end zone before landing awkwardly on his left hand and wrist as he went down out of bounds untouched.

Taylor left FirstEnergy Stadium after receiving additional treatment during the second half in the locker room but was not available to speak with reporters.