Browns’ Hardesty had knee surgery

Cleveland Browns running back Montario Hardesty had arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday and will probably miss the Browns’ first two regular-season games.

Hardesty has dealt with a lot  of injuries during his career, especially knee injuries. In 2010, he tore his left ACL and had his right ACL repaired while he was at University of Tennessee. The latest surgery was apparently successful according to ESPN.

The fourth-year running back has been struggling to stay on the field during training camp this season due to a hamstring tendon issue and more recently dislocated his right thumb while taking a direct snap on Monday.

“He’s knee has been nagging him for a little bit. This is unrelated to the hamstring tendon that he injured that kept him out earlier in camp,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said before the surgery according to WKYC.com.

With Hardesty out for some amount of time, Dion Lewis and Brandon Jackson are the main backups competing for time behind second-year starting running back Trent Richardson.

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