Browns lose LB Jackson to head injury

Cleveland Browns middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson left Sunday’s

game with the New York Giants with a concussion and did not

return.

Jackson, one of the team’s defensive leaders, was hurt in the

second quarter, when the Browns allowed 20 points in a 41-27

loss.

The Browns also lost starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson in

the second half to an ankle injury and defensive tackle Ahtyba

Rubin to a lower leg injury.

They were without their best cornerback, Joe Haden, who is

serving the final game of a four-game suspension.

Giants tight end Martellus Bennett returned in the second

quarter after suffering a left knee injury. Bennett was hurt in the

first quarter, but was back on the field midway through the second

period. He had been injured while blocking on a running play.

Giants backup running back Andre Brown did not return from a

head injury after taking a hard hit on a kickoff runback.

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