Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski delivered bad injury news on Monday.
All-pro right tackle Jack Conklin suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He'll miss multiple weeks. Stefanski said that the team isn't yet sure if Conklin will require surgery or placement on injured reserve, which would require a three-week absence. He described the injury as "significant," but does expect Conklin to return at some point this season.
Conklin had missed the previous two games with a knee injury. Blake Hance took his place in the lineup on Sunday and is expected to continue to do so moving forward.
Conklin, 27, earned All-Pro honors last season, his first in Cleveland. He was also named All-Pro as a rookie with the Tennessee Titans after the 2016 season.
The Browns dropped to 4-4 and last place in the AFC North with Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Their next four games are against the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens before a Week 13 bye.