Jurevicius may miss season

Published 12:34 am Thursday, October 30, 2008

Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, whose routine offseason knee surgery was complicated when he contracted a staph infection, could be done for the season.

Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday that the club is planning to release a statement to update Jurevicius’ status later this week or early next week.

‘‘Generally, it doesn’t look very good,’’ Crennel said.

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The 33-year-old Jurevicius, who signed with the Browns in 2006 so he could play for his hometown team, has been inactive all season. He had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in January and was expected to make a full recovery before he got staph — one of six Browns players to get staph since 2005.

Citing an anonymous source, ESPN.com reported Jurevicius will be out for the remainder of the season.

After catching 50 passes for 614 yards and making 12 starts last season, Jurevicius said 2008 could be his last year in the NFL. Following his operation, he thought he would be back in time for Cleveland’s training camp, but he had to have another procedure to clean out the infection in July.