Browns Rookie Cornerback Denzel Ward Suffers Back Injury

BEREA, OH – MAY 30, 2018: Defensive back Denzel Ward #21 of the Cleveland Browns takes part in a drill during an OTA practice on May 30, 2018 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by: 2018 Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward suffered a back injury Thursday night and did not return to the game.

Ward fell on his back after being tackled by Eagles tight end Zach Ertz in the first quarter of the preseason game. The rookie reached for his lower back and rolled around in pain as he stayed on the ground for several minutes. Ward later walked off the field and headed to the medical tent for evaluation.

The Browns selected Ward out of Ohio State with the fourth pick of the 2018 NFL draft.

SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Jenna West