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Barkevious Mingo's 'very, very unusual' injury

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11:17 AM ET 08.17 | Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo's bruised lung is "very, very unusual'' and needs at least two to three weeks to heal, according to a noted thoracic surgeon. That means Mingo, who remains hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic at least until Saturday, could miss the final two preseason games -- and possibly even the opener Sept. 8 against Miami. Three weeks would put him back on the field Sept. 5 with only a couple of days to practice for the opener. "I played football through college, and I've never heard of any football player having this,'' said Clark Fuller, Director of Thoracic Surgery at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., who hasn't treated Mingo. "Usually the only people I've treated with this were bullriders. It takes a really big whack to bruise a lung. It's hard to do. You've got to really get hit.''

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August 17, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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Not that unusual.

What time do festivities start?

August 17, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not that unusual.

The injury or his name?

August 17, 2013  11:58 AM ET
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The injury or his name?

It's been said before, but his name is perfect for the dog pound in Cleveland.

August 17, 2013  12:17 PM ET

Tom Jones said it's not unusual so I'll go with that.

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August 17, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Next!

August 17, 2013  01:43 PM ET

It sounds like he was barking up the wrong tree.

August 17, 2013  01:47 PM ET

So how did he sustain this injury. I want to hear about the guy that hit him.

August 17, 2013  02:22 PM ET

Get better Mingo. He was a beast so far in the first two preseason games. He can probably outrun some WRs in the league.

August 17, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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This is day 2 of 3.

You might be surprised to learn this isn't getting much play on Fox News. That's why I rely on you.

August 17, 2013  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You might be surprised to learn this isn't getting much play on Fox News. That's why I rely on you.

I had two employees take a few days off. Now I know where they went.

August 17, 2013  04:16 PM ET

Leave it to SI to come up with some of the worst sports pics to post. Seriously dudes, skill up!

August 17, 2013  04:19 PM ET
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Leave it to SI to come up with some of the worst sports pics to post. Seriously dudes, skill up!

Not too long ago they used a pic of Chael Sonnen for a Brett Favre piece.

August 17, 2013  05:41 PM ET
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It's been said before, but his name is perfect for the dog pound in Cleveland.

LOL. The only way it would be better is if his last name was Dingo.

August 17, 2013  06:31 PM ET

The Browns ...enough said!!

August 17, 2013  07:18 PM ET

Candygram for Mingo!

August 17, 2013  09:21 PM ET
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The Browns ...enough said!!

God hates non Browns fans. Especially those with stupid avatars and names.

August 18, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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LOL. The only way it would be better is if his last name was Dingo.

Nice.

 
August 18, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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You might be surprised to learn this isn't getting much play on Fox News. That's why I rely on you.

Fox News saved my life

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