Surgery Is A Possibility For Browns P Dave Zastudil

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  1. Sweets

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    Browns coach Eric Mangini said surgery is "definitely a possibility" for punter Dave Zastudil, who was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with right knee injury. "I don't think that's been ruled out," Mangini said. Zastudil, from Bay Village, was having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. Besides his 44.7 average (39.1 net), Zastudil ranked second in the league this week with 25 punts inside the 20 after leading in that category for much of the year. "He was having a tremendous season," kicker Phil Dawson said. "To have a 44-yard average and to be leading the league in punts inside the 20, you don't see that very often. To lose a guy who performs at such a high level, that's a blow. He's going to be sorely missed, I can't overstate that enough. But we don't have the luxury or the time to dwell on it. We've got to keep moving forward, just like an injury at any other position."

    Source: Akron Beacon Journal