Posted October 03, 2013

Report: Browns fear Brian Hoyer tore ligaments in knee

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The Browns fear that Brian Hoyer has torn ligaments in his knee. (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

The Browns fear that Brian Hoyer has torn ligaments in his knee. (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer left Thursday night’s game with a right knee injury, and the team fears that he has torn ligaments in the knee.

NFL.com’s Alex Flanagan reported Thursday night that Hoyer would not return to the Browns’ contest against the Buffalo Bills. He will have an MRI on his right knee.

With 11:32 left in the first quarter Thursday night’s game, Hoyer scrambled to his right on second-and-9 from his own 36-yard line. At the end of the play he was hit by Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso at the Browns’ 47-yard line. Hoyer had both of his legs caught up underneath him, and he was eventually helped off the field.

Hoyer and the suddenly resurgent Browns had won their past two games since he took over as quarterback.

Hoyer replaced 2012 first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden as the Browns’ starter after Weeden was hurt with a sprained thumb in September. In two games as a starter — wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals — Hoyer completed 55 of 92 passes for 590 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions.


8 comments
PatMcCauley
PatMcCauley

This is great!  Now the Browns won't be giving some career backup and bajillion dollar contract.

EricJohnson1
EricJohnson1

More and more it's like a biological reaction for me with football injuries; it hurts my knees and I want to turn away. Call me a wimp, and some truth there, no way I could work in a hospital emergency room either, but it's just getting harder to watch. Played the game, love the game, but man . . . Saw a pro receiver get hit going across the middle a week or two ago. Takes a vicious hit, like he's going to get cut in half. He's splayed out on the ground. Concussion. Out for the game. Not sure if he's back yet. Right then I wondered about a rule of passes over the middle, no hits, two-hand touch. Can hear the screams of protest for miles . . . 

The Evolution Argument:

The size and speed that elite men are able to generate per their significant augmentation from cultural developments--food access, food knowledge, training knowledge, practice, film; all of that increases the precision, the speed, accuracy, and power the game is played with. Natural selection generated knees, ligaments, and the brain/skull interface for survival functions other than football. Again, with the science/cultural progress pushing the body's abilities, athletes on "cultural steroids" in a sense, don't think the injury damage will continue to be accepted overtime. 

Think that's partly why we're seeing Condi Rice football ads, the money guys are trying to "get out in front of it" . . . slow the change, but think it's coming. 

Dumptruck
Dumptruck

I heard Josh Freeman and Justmarkus Russell are looking for work....

ImmaFubared
ImmaFubared

Who knows maybe that Freeman guy is available

MoeLarryAndJesus
MoeLarryAndJesus

I hope this is incorrect and that Hoyer is okay.  As a Patriots fans I'd like to see him succeed with his new team.

ThomasRutherford
ThomasRutherford

The Browns have nothing to fear by this weeden did great, what they do need to fear is the chiefs defense taking weeden out again in a couple weeks! lol
#GoChiefs