Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo to have knee surgery

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the latest medical issue for the former first-round pick.

Mingo did not practice Wednesday, and the Browns confirmed Thursday he'll have the procedure. It's not yet known how long Mingo will be sidelined, but similar operations typically require at least two weeks of rehab.

Browns coach Mike Pettine is to provide an update after practice.

The sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Mingo has been dogged by injuries during his brief NFL career. Last season, he played with a torn labrum in his shoulder and had surgery in January. Mingo made 11 starts and played in 15 games despite playing with a shoulder harness.

As a rookie, Mingo bruised a lung in his second exhibition game. He wound up starting three games.


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