A stirring week for the Cleveland Browns has turned sobering.
Starting left guard Jason Pinkston remains hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs, a life-threatening condition he's grateful was detected early. After the Browns revealed Pinkston's condition after practice on Friday, he confirmed his illness on Twitter while being treated at the Cleveland Clinic.
''The news is true I've been hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs very thankful our medical staff did a great job of taking action,'' Pinkston wrote on his account. ''And catching it at a early stage it's obviously clear I won't be playing for sometime but more importantly I'm thankful to be alive.''
It's believed the blood clot contributed to him becoming ill in last week's win over Cincinnati. Pinkston will not play Sunday against Indianapolis and the Browns do not know when the second-year guard will be released from the hospital or cleared to return.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur disclosed Pinkston's medical issue a...