BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed on Monday that starting right tackle Jack Conklin underwent tests and has suffered a torn ACL and MCL.

The veteran lineman will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the 2023 season. He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s season-opening win over the Bengals.

“Very disappointed for Jack,” Stefanski said. “Spent some time with him yesterday, spent some time with him today. He’s a huge part of this team, and when he gets this surgery and when he’s ready, he’s going to be back in this building helping us because he’s just, again, a big part of that offensive line room. You guys know how tight that room is just for this team, what he provides. So, disappointed for him.”

Rookie Dawand Jones, a fourth-round draft pick out of Ohio State, will likely replace Conklin in the starting lineup.

Last December, Conklin signed a 4-year contract extension worth $60 million.

Conklin has played in 35 games with the Browns after signing as a free agent in 2020.

He was originally selected at No. 8 overall by the Tennessee Titans.