Browns CB Joe Haden undergoes ankle surgery

Published Mar. 18, 2016 6:37 p.m. EDT

The Cleveland Browns announced that cornerback Joe Haden underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday to repair an injury that originally occurred during a Week 8 home game against the Arizona Cardinals. 

It's unclear why they waited until now to perofrm the procedure, but the team says that Haden is expected to return at some point during training camp and be ready for the start of the 2016 NFL season. 

Haden, 26, was known as one of the league's top corners when healthy, and made it to the Pro Bowl in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. But last year he was plagued by injuries, which included a concussion that caused the team to place him on injured reserve on Dec. 14. He's set to earn $10.1 million for the upcoming season.