Umpire at Browns-Jets game leaves after injury

Umpire Butch Hannah left the game against the Cleveland Browns

and New York Jets after appearing to suffer and injury to his face

late in the first half.

After an 8-yard run by the Browns’ Chris Ogbonnaya, it appeared

Hannah made contact with Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s right

shoulder pad as he was spotting the ball. Hannah then stumbled into

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson before going down to the

turf, holding his face.

Trainers from both teams checked on Hannah, who walked to the

locker room under his own power.

He was not back on the field to start the second half. There was

no immediate word on the nature of the injury.

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