Cleveland Browns defensive finish Takkarist McKinley was carted off the sector vs. the Las Vegas Raiders with what the workforce known as an ankle damage and it is feared to be a torn Achilles tendon, according to Ian Rapoport.
McKinley, 26, will reportedly have an MRI on Tuesday to substantiate the severity of the damage. The former first-round draft choose is in his first season with the Browns after spending the primary 4 years of his profession with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed a one-year cope with Cleveland within the offseason.
The damage occurred whereas McKinley was trying to hurry Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and occurred with out a lot contact.
McKinley was comparatively productive early in his profession with 13 sacks by his first two seasons, regardless of being largely used as a rotational participant. His manufacturing dropped when he grew to become a starter in 2019, and accidents plagued his last season with the Falcons. He was waived by Atlanta in November 2020 after publicly criticizing the team for not buying and selling him earlier than the midseason deadline.
His sack numbers did not choose up in Cleveland, nevertheless. He performed restricted snaps with cross rushers Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney seeing a lot of the motion and McKinley had simply 2.5 sacks on the 12 months earlier than struggling what is anticipated to be a season-ending damage.