Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo has started his recovery from a bruised lung. Mingo will test the lung out in Tuesday's practice, and coach Rob Chudzinski says that he might do a little running, but he's not ready to say when Mingo will be ready to return. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
"We have no timetable,'' Chudzinski said. "We'll just have to see how he progresses and how he heals.''
The No. 6 overall pick out of LSU, Mingo will miss Thursday's preseason finale and isn't a sure thing to play in the regular season opener, but Chudzinski isn't ready to place him on injured reserve, which would cost him at least half the season.
Guard Jason Pinkston had a similar injury last year, when he suffered a blood clot in his lung. He believes that Mingo is making good progress. "He'll come back strong and I can't wait to see him play. He was really coming along."