CLEVELAND - Browns fans held one collective breath Sunday when starting quarterback Jason Campbell was helped off the field after 330 pound Ravens Defensive Lineman Haloti Ngota landed on him in the first quarter.
Monday, the news was good as X-rays were negative, Campbell suffered bruised ribs and is expected to return to practice when the team gets back on the field on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Head coach Rob Chudzinski delivered the news during a teleconference with reporters on Monday morning. Chudzinski said the injury to Campbell has not intensified the team's search for a legitimate third-string quarterback behind Brandon Weeden.
"Jason looks to be fine and unless there was a real sense of urgency that we had to do something right away, we'll just continue to evaluate who is there and be ready to move when we need to."
Browns tight end Marquise Gray acts as the third string quarterback on gameday for now.
The injury news for wide receiver Greg Little is also good. Little, who was slammed to the turf after a catch Sunday, left the game with what was originally diagnosed as concussion-like symptoms but it was obvious the third-year receiver was favoring his shoulder. X-rays were negative for Little, who suffered a sprain and could practice with the team as early as tomorrow when they take the field.
The Browns are scheduled to practice Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Berea before Chudzinski gives his players four days off before they begin to prepare for a road trip to face the first-place Cincinnati Bengals.