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Monday, December 23, 2013
Sideline collision injures Louie Cioffi

By Pat McManamon
ESPN.com

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi will have surgery this week after he injured his leg in a sideline collision in the loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

Cioffi was hurt when linebacker Barkevious Mingo shoved Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds at the end of a first-quarter scramble.

Smith rolled into Cioffi, and he injured his leg, coach Rob Chudzinski said.

Chudzinski also said he had reached out to wide receiver Davone Bess, who is out for what the team says is "personal reasons."

Chudzinski said Bess was dealing with a family issue and the team would give him all the support he needs, but declined to provide any details.

In other injury news, tight end Jordan Cameron remains in the NFL concussion protocols, while guard Jason Pinkston and defensive lineman Phil Taylor both suffered concussions in the loss to the Jets and will be evaluated.

Cornerback Joe Haden aggravated his bruised hip and is day to day.