Browns: Jason Campbell had x-rays on ribs

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell had an X-rays on his ribs following a win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.

“I kept telling [the team] to just give me time because my ribs were really bothering and hurting me,” Campbell said. “It was bothering me on a couple of throws. I really wanted to cut it loose and it was kind of grabbing me. I couldn’t really get what I wanted to put on the ball as far as speed and accuracy sometimes.

“But this league is all about pressing on.”

Campbell was hurt in the first quarter while trying to scramble for a short game. Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata landed on Campbell.

In Sunday’s game Campbell was 23-of-35 for 262 yards with three touchdown passes. He added three runs for 20 yards on the ground.

Campbell said Ngata came to him after the game to apologize. Ngata told the Browns quarterback he jumped so his teammate didn’t hit his legs, which caused the hit.

The Browns improved to 4-5 with a win on Sunday but are hoping that Campbell will be around going forward. If Campbell is unable to play the Browns could be forced to turn back to Brandon Weeden who is 0-4 as a starter this season.