On crutches again, Montario Hardesty hobbled toward the...

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On crutches again, Montario Hardesty hobbled toward the stadium's exit after his first NFL game for a doctor's appointment.

He can't outrun his knee problems.

Cleveland's highly touted rookie running back, whose career at Tennessee was slowed by knee injuries, hurt his left one in the second quarter Thursday night in a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears , a potentially major blow to the Browns' offense.

"I hurt my knee making a cut," a dejected Hardesty said. "I really don't know what it is. I can't say it's not frustrating. I want to stay positive, get as much information as possible and return my focus to getting better. I'm hopeful whatever it is, I can get back as soon as possible."
Hardesty said it felt nothing like any of his previous injuries. He's scheduled for an MRI and more tests Friday.

Fellow Browns rookie Colt McCoy got his first pro start and went a perfect 13 of 13 for 131 yards in two-plus quarters. The former Texas star fumbled his first snap, but finally showed some potential in easily his best performance of an otherwise rough preseason.

Fantasy Impact: 

Sadly, Montario Hardesty is forming his own M.A.S.H. 4077 unit in his rookie debut. Stay tuned to 4for4 for injury updates.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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