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Browns Confirm Hoyer to have MRI, Worry Ligaments Torn

It has been confirmed that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will undergo an MRI to determine if in fact has torn ligaments in his right knee.  The play happened on the second drive of the game when an awkward fall occurred on a bad slide combined with a hit he did not see coming from Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso.  Hoyer was able to escape pressure on the pass play, scramble and pick up 11 yards before deciding to slide late and taking a hit which made him land badly on both knees and take a shot in his head.  He was immediately taken to the locker room to be evaluated.

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

The injury puts the Browns in position to having competent play at the quarterback position with perhaps the potential to be more to back to the drawing board at the position for 2013.  Everything seems to indicate that they were going to draft a quarterback in 2014 anyway, but Hoyer at least gave them something to evaluate as a possibility.  Without him, they cannot possibly just avoid the position in the draft and it is a question of which passer they will take and when.

Hoyer started and was hoping to lead the Browns to a third straight win and continue his run as a hometown hero, but instantly becomes another disaster in Cleveland sports lore.

Topics: Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

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  • ryan

    Why must this happen. Now I’m forced to watch Weeden, is Josh Freeman any better? Maybe?

    • Pete Smith

      I’d like Josh Freeman as a long term backup/relcamation project but he cannot be asked to start. Given what he has done this year (and what has happened to him), he needs to disappear for a while and become extremely anonymous, whether here, any other team, or as a free agent.