Returning to Cleveland may be a bittersweet memory for Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and several other employees who worked for the franchise under its previous incarnation as the Browns. For Morgan Cox, the trip is memorable for a different reason.
On Dec. 26, 2010, the long snapper tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while blocking on Billy Cundiff’s 27-yard field goal in the second quarter en route to an eventual Ravens’ 20-10 win.
Fortunately for Cox, he hasn’t allowed the memory of that injury to seep into his consciousness when returning to Cleveland Browns Stadium.
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“Yeah, I don’t think of it as anything different,” he said. “I’m going to go into the game just like any other game. I don’t watch the clips or anything like that. It’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I tore my ACL here.’ But it’s just another game.”
Cox laughed when asked if he has spread holy water on the site of his injury or has done anything else to make his peace with the stadium.
“It is what it is,” he said. “Yeah, sure, there are bad memories. I hated tearing my ACL, but like I said, it’s just another place. So I’m just treating it as another game.”