What’s with the pec injuries?

Is it just me, or are there WAY more pectoral injuries than ever? Two at the same position?

Cornerback Gary Baxter, the Browns’ biggest off-season acquisition, underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is out for the season. Baxter, who signed a 3-year deal worth $30 million, including a $10.5 million signing bonus, suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 13-10 loss to the Lions. He was replaced by Leigh Bodden, who could get the start Sunday in Houston.

Bodden, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle midway through last season and was out 6-8 months, said Baxter knew right away it was serious. “He described the same thing I felt when I tore mine,” Bodden said. “It feels like a stinger, like it’s numb. With mine, as the game kept going on, I couldn’t move it. I asked Gary what he felt and he said, ‘I think it’s torn.’ ”


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