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Cleveland RG Lauvao skips Browns practice, status uncertain for preseason opener

Browns right guard Shawn Lauvao is not practicing because of a left ankle injury.

Lauvao was taken off the field on a cart Monday after being injured at training camp. The fourth-year pro was participating in a one-on-one drill against nose tackle Phil Taylor when he appeared to roll his ankle before falling to the ground.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Lauvao did not miss an offensive snap last season and has started 32 straight games for Cleveland. Jason Pinkston is working with the first-team offense in his absence.

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will update Lauvao's status after practice. He also is expected to announce if running back Trent Richardson will play in Cleveland's preseason opener Thursday against the St. Louis Rams.