Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury.

Coach Mike Pettine said the fourth-year pro is scheduled to undergo surgery next week, will be placed on injured reserve, and should be healthy for the start of training camp.

Taylor had an arthroscopic procedure on the same knee on Oct. 8, forcing him to sit out four games, but Pettine said his current injury is "unrelated to it."

The coach said Taylor did not damage his anterior cruciate ligament, but declined to reveal specifics.

Safety Tashaun Gipson, who leads the NFL with six interceptions, returned to practice after suffering a concussion Nov. 6 at Cincinnati. He is listed as questionable.

Cleveland (6-3), which leads the AFC North, hosts Houston (4-5) on Sunday.


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