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Browns loss of Quentin Groves more significant than most realize

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Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves (54) prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will come into Cincinnati on Sunday in hopes of trimming the Bengals’ AFC North lead to just a half-game. They’ll do so though without the services of one of their better pass-rushers in Quentin Groves, who missed the first matchup of the Bengals and Browns in Week 4, and he’ll miss this one as well.

Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed today that Groves needs ankle surgery and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Groves followed defensive coordinator Ray Horton from the Arizona Cardinals to Cleveland this offseason, and he got off to a good start and had a sack in Week One. But in Week Two he suffered the ankle injury that has kept him on the sidelines for much of the season.