Browns CB Haden sore after hurting hip

Browns star cornerback Joe Haden said a painful hip pointer

could keep him out of this week’s game against the New York

Jets.

Haden was injured in the second half Sunday when he was hit by

Chicago left tackle Jermon Bushrod on a running play. Haden had to

leave the game, and without Cleveland’s top defensive back on the

field, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler rallied Chicago to a 38-31

win.

Haden received treatment at the team’s facility on Monday. He

said it’s too early to speculate about his status for Sunday’s

game.

Haden, who is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season, hopes to play in

Cleveland’s final two games. Although the Browns (4-10) have

dropped five straight, Haden believes the team has made progress

and is closer to contention.

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