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Josh Cribbs injury: Browns receiver returns to practice

Josh Cribbs took a hard hit from Ravens' Dannell Ellerbe on Thursday night that appeared to briefly knock him out. He was back at practice on Wednesday.

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Josh Cribbs hit results in concussion

Head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs received a concussion on a massive hit in the first quarter of the team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Cribbs was returning a punt when he received the hit. He sat out the rest of the game after receiving the blow, which sandwiched him between long-snapper Morgan Cox and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

It's unclear how long he'll be out of commission, but one would have to assume he'll miss some playing time. He was knocked unconscious by the hit, fumbling the ball. Although he was reportedly walking on the sidelines shortly after the hit, his head received multiple blows on the play including a violent crash into the ground without his helmet on.

Knowing what we now know about concussions, it would seem unlikely that the Browns will rush the eighth-year wide receiver out of Kent State back into play.

Cribbs had only four catches on the year, but was the team's primary kickoff and punt returner. He was replaced in those duties by Travis Benjamin.

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The moment Josh Cribbs lost his helmet

Josh Cribbs and the Browns were in for a scary few minutes when the Ravens' Dannell Ellerbe delivered a hit to Cribbs that appeared to knock him unconscious. NFL Network reported from the sidelines that Cribbs told trainers he was fine but he was quickly ruled out of the rest of the game.

The picture below gives you a good idea of the type of shot it was. Click here for the GIF of the hit.



Josh Cribbs knocked out by Ravens' hit

Cleveland Browns return man Josh Cribbs was knocked out after taking a hit that knocked his helmet off, then hitting his head on the turf in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns.

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