Brian Hoyer Leaves with Injury, Questions Surround Knee

Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) is attended to by medical staff after being injured during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer went down with an ugly looking hit that caused him to leave the game in just the second offensive drive of the game.  At first look, Hoyer could have injured any number of three different spots on his body including his head and both knees.  Hoyer immediately left the game with what was called a knee injury and there has been no update to this point, which is not promising in the least.

The play was pretty impressive as Hoyer eluded multiple pass rush attempts by the Buffalo Bills before scrambling up the field.  Unfortunately for Hoyer, an ugly slide was late and middle linebacker Kiko Alonso hit him so his legs landed awkwardly and took a shot to the head which resulted in his helmet coming off as he landed.

Brandon Weeden has come into the game as the next quarterback as the only other player on the roster available for this game as Jason Campbell is not active.  Should the Browns have another injury, their third quarterback is wide receiver Davone Bess.

The fact that there has been no update to this point about Hoyer suggests that the initial call of a “questionable to return” can be at least knocked down to “out” and the question is just how serious the situation is.  The Browns may simply be keeping things private but the lack of an update may suggest they are testing to see if he tore anything in his knee, which would be a disaster for all parties involved, but no more than Hoyer who was trying to keep a streak going that could get him a shot to earn a spot with the team next year.

Topics: Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

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