Josh Gordon is putting his much anticipated return to the Cleveland Browns on hold. Why? He is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility. Though he has not disclosed his reasoning behind entering the facility, one can only speculate. Just one more hurdle for the Browns to overcome.
Gordon took to twitter Thursday saying “Under some pressure & stress recently, had to take a time out for myself. Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you.”
Many browns fans have been banking on Gordon’s return to the team. The Browns’ wide receiver was suspended for all of the 2015 season due to repeated violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Although being conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell, back in July of 2016, Gordon was still scheduled to serve a suspension through the fourth week of regulation play. He was due back to play against the New England Patriots in week five.
“I think we all support him 100 percent.” said head coach Hue Jackson. “We want what’s best for him, but we understand he won’t be with us, and we move forward from there.”
With his voluntary admittance to rehab, this will put a stop to Gordon’s return. No determination has been made on what that will mean for Gordon’s future with the Browns. The team will lean heavily on wide receiver Terrell Pryor, with rookie receiver Corey Coleman sidelined with a broken hand.
The Browns play the Washington Redskins Sunday, October 2nd, at 1:00PM in Washington D.C. Cody Kessler will take control once again as starting Quarterback, with Robert Griffin and Josh McCown sidelined with injuries.