The Browns could be without starting linebackers
Dansby injured his left knee on a running play in the second quarter and Coach
Sheard's foot injury could be more serious and his season is likely over. Pettine did not give specifics of the injury other than to say it involves a bone in Sheard's foot.
The losses of Dansby and Sheard, who will be an unrestricted free agent, further hurts Cleveland's defense, which lost run-stopping end
Dansby has been remarkably durable during his
Cooks had surgery on his broken right thumb and his recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks, said his agent, Jeff Sperbeck.
Bush said he has a fractured bone in his lower right leg.
Afterward, while commenting on Rivers' toughness, Gates said: "For those who don't know, he's been dealing with a rib injury, a very severe rib injury. So he's been toughing it out these last three, four weeks."
Asked Monday about Gates' comment, McCoy said: "Philip's never missed a snap in practice and he hasn't been in treatment with James, so I would not say severe injury." McCoy was referring to trainer James Collins.
Dorsey tore his left biceps Aug. 1 and required surgery. He was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list with the hopes he would be able to come back this season.
San Francisco cleared room on the 53-man roster by placing nose tackle Ian Williams on season-ending injured reserve because of a fractured left fibula suffered at New Orleans on Nov. 9.