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Coach Pat Shurmur told USA today that Benard is undergoing more tests and evaluation. The 26-year-old wrecked his motorcycle on Interstate 71 about 90 minutes after the Browns wrapped up their first practice in preparation for Sunday’s game in Oakland.
Benard, who played in all four games this season, will likely miss a lot of time and may have to go on injured reserve. However, it appears he was lucky to avoid a more serious injury.
Ohio authorities say they are still investigating Benard’s crash. It’s not yet known if any other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Last year, Benard led the team with 7½ sacks. However, it has been a rough year for the NFL player.
In November, he was hospitalized after fainting in the locker room before a practice. He did undergo tests, which ruled out any heart problems or other major medical conditions. He claimed the incident was related to stress caused by the impending birth of his son.
Unfortunately, the Browns have a history with motorcycle accidents that some know all too well.
Seven years ago, tight end Kellen Winslow sustained near-deadly injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle while doing tricks in a parking lot near his home.
Marcus Benard overcame long odds to make it to the National Football League. He was signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
He spent the first nine weeks of the season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster. At the end of last year, he sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice as Cleveland upset Pittsburgh.
By: Pete Strom, South Carolina Accident Attorney