FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not be permitted inside the team’s facility while serving his eight-game ban for physical altercations. The team had petitioned the NFL to allow Hunt to be around his teammates during his ban, arguing he could use the extra support. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Hunt, who signed with Cleveland in March after being released by Kansas City in December, can’t be at the facility starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Suspended Browns RB Hunt undergoes sports hernia surgery

August 29, 2019 - 3:06 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt has undergone surgery for a sports hernia.

Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL suspension for two physical off-field altercations while he played for Kansas City, had the operation Thursday — hours before the Browns played Detroit in their exhibition finale. Hunt had been expected to play in what would have been his last game until his ban ends in November.

The 24-year-old was sidelined early in training camp with a groin injury.

On Wednesday, the league said Hunt is not allowed inside the team's facility during his suspension, which goes into effect Saturday.

The Browns signed Hunt in March on the recommendation of general manager John Dorsey. He drafted Hunt while he was Kansas City's GM.

Hunt was punished by the league for two incidents, one for shoving and kicking a woman during an argument.

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