- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BEREA, OHIO (AP) - Browns defensive end Marcus Benard remains hospitalized, two days after crashing his three-wheel motorcycle following practice.

Coach Pat Shurmur said he spoke with Benard on Wednesday. Benard, who police estimate was thrown nearly 80 yards after smashing his motorcycle into a guardrail, sustained a broken hand and possibly other injuries. Shurmur said Benard will likely be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Shurmur said he was thankful Benard was not more seriously hurt. Shurmur was not aware Benard had been driving a motorcycle. He has warned his players about the dangers of risky behavior off the field.

Benard was cited for two traffic violations in the crash.

Shurmur said the team will sign defensive lineman Auston English to take Benard’s roster spot.



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