Browns guard Pinkston still in hospital

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns guard Jason Pinkston remains hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs.

Pinkston was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday with the life-threatening condition. He had been feeling poorly for most of last week and had gotten ill during the previous Sunday’s game against Cincinnati. The 25-year-old will likely miss the remainder of this season, and the Browns are expected to place the second-year player on injured reserve — maybe as early as Monday.

Pinkston started all 16 games as a rookie last season. The fifth-round pick from Pittsburgh started Cleveland’s first six games before missing Sunday’s loss at Indianapolis. John Greco filled in for Pinkston and may have to start the remainder of this season.

Greco has spoken to Pinkston and said his teammate intends to play again.