Kirksey, one of the Browns team captains, is dealing with a chest injury suffered during the 23-3 victory Monday night against the New York Jets. The linebacker joins tight end David Njoku as Browns starters placed on injured reserve in the last two days.
We've elevated LB Willie Harvey from the practice squad and placed LB Christian Kirksey on injured reserve
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 21, 2019
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Surgery could be in Kirksey’s future. The chest injury is a possible torn pectoral muscle. If that is the actual diagnosis, Kirksey would be done for the season. As of now, Kirksey could return in time for the Miami Dolphins game on November 24.