Scott Fujita dealing with concussion
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita is unlikely to play this Sunday against Seattle after being sent home before practice for the second straight day with post-concussion symptoms.
Fujita was injured in Sunday's game against Oakland. Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said Thursday it was unclear after watching tape when Fujita got hurt, but it may have happened on a "lead" play in the second quarter when he stepped into a hole at the line of scrimmage to take on a blocker.
Haden, who sat out last week's loss to the Raiders, said his knee has improved and it's still possible he could play against the Seahawks. Haden did some light running inside the team's indoor field house and walked without a limp in Cleveland's locker room following the workout.
"It feels a little better today," Haden said. "I'm not going to go out there if I can hurt it again or if I can hurt the team."
Haden doesn't know if he'll be able to practice Friday.
Hillis was expected to jog in the pool on Thursday. He was not in the locker room during the time it was open to reporters.
On Wednesday, the Browns sent Fujita home when he wasn't feeling well. Coach Pat Shurmur would not discuss specifics of Fujita's symptoms and would not rule him out this week against Seattle. However, it's unlikely Fujita would be medically cleared to play this late in the week if he's still having symptoms.
Shurmur did not know if the 10-year veteran has sustained prior concussions.
Fujita is one of the Browns' top defensive players and a team leader.
"As a coaching staff, he gives us a lot of comfort," Jauron said. "He can translate a lot of things. He can help in making the calls and he helps getting guys lined up. He's very, very aware on the football field and a solid player."
Cornerback Buster Skrine left practice Wednesday with a hip injury, and was limited in practice. If Haden and Skrine can't play this week, the Browns would be short-handed at cornerback.
"My feeling is they'll both be out there," Shurmur said. "If not, we have contingencies."
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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