Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Without Peyton Hillis in the lineup last week vs. the Seahawks, Montario Hardesty ran 33 times and gained 95 yards, the best-looking stat line in his career.
But Hardesty is probably better off with some help, especially if it’s from the Madden cover boy, but, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it’s unlikely to come this Sunday.
That’s because it’s looking like Hillis and his balky hamstring probably won’t play vs. San Francisco, making it the second-straight game he won’t be around and the third time in the past five weeks (and that’s not counting his six-carry, 14-yard performance in Week 6).
Hillis was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, but his hamstring was sore Thursday and prevented him from practicing. Apparently, that soreness has bled into Friday.
In other Cleveland injury news, tight end Ben Watson (concussion) practiced Friday and worked with the starting group, while receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, also coming off a head injury, didn’t practice and probably won’t play.
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