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Browns concede that Colt McCoy has a high ankle sprain

Colt McCoy, Larry Hart

The rash of high ankle sprains continues in Cleveland.  (It’s better than staph infections.)

Colt McCoy is the latest quarterback to injure the joint, and the “high” variety typically takes longer to heal.  Previously, Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace have absorbed ankle injuries, opening the door for McCoy to claim the starting job.

“It’s different than the ones [Delhomme and Wallace] had, but it’s in that same category, yeah,” coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday, according to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mangini said he’s leaning toward giving Delhomme the start on Sunday, since he knows the opponent — the Panthers — better than Wallace.

Delhomme injured his ankle in Week One, and he hasn’t started a game since then.  He played against the Falcons after Wallace suffered his ankle sprain, before Delhomme re-injured his ankle.

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17 Responses to “Browns concede that Colt McCoy has a high ankle sprain”
  1. andyprough says: Nov 24, 2010 1:41 PM

    You think the Patriots would lose by less than two TD’s if they played Cleveland again without Colt??

  2. zoxitic says: Nov 24, 2010 1:48 PM

    They could start Ben Watson at QB and still beat the Panthers.

  3. goldsteel says: Nov 24, 2010 1:52 PM

    Considering the length of time for healing and the progress of the team with either of the two quarterbacks starting, Colt McCoy may be finished for the year. I imagine the Brown’s organization is excited about the idea of McCoy starting for the Browns but they’ve rightfully given consideration to his health.

    Fire Goodell.

  4. crunchyclam says: Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM

    I wonder if these ankle injuries have anything to do with the crummy field conditions in Cleveland. What do Browns fans think?

  5. Jack Burton says: Nov 24, 2010 2:30 PM

    Cribbs at QB would easily beat the Panthers.

  6. ravensrule says: Nov 24, 2010 2:42 PM

    McCoy has shockingly been impressive. I hope he’s out for the Ravens game, he’s clearly Cleves best option at QB. They are probably a tough play regardless but much better off w/ McCoy

  7. wilddeuce03 says: Nov 24, 2010 2:56 PM

    “The rash of high ankle sprains continues in Cleveland. (It’s better than staph infections.)”

    Quite possibly one of the only things I’ve ever agreed with Florio on! But good lord, 3 QB’s and 3 high ankle sprains???!!! Just when we had something to look forward to at the QB position this happens! Hopefully they just let Colt fully heal instead of trying to rush him back in. Not winning anything this season anyways. At least Colt gave us a glimpse of what the future could hold.

  8. ravenspit says: Nov 24, 2010 3:11 PM

    Colt,
    Whatever you do, don’t let the team doctors near you with anything sharp.

  9. twistoff7 says: Nov 24, 2010 3:25 PM

    @crunchyclam

    1/10, but fine, I’ll bite…
    Delhomme injured his ankle at Tampa Bay, while McCoy got injured in Jacksonville… Wallace was injured in Cleveland against Atlanta, but other two were hurt in Florida…

  10. jerruhjones says: Nov 24, 2010 3:35 PM

    @crunchyclam – I think Colt was in Jacksonville last weekend.

    What’s the over/under on Jake’s interception count?

  11. CKL says: Nov 24, 2010 4:04 PM

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    crunchyclam says: Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM

    I wonder if these ankle injuries have anything to do with the crummy field conditions in Cleveland. What do Browns fans think?
    ________________________________
    My guess is it’s the cleats and/or the shoes they use. Jake’s first sprain and Colt’s sprain were both away games (oddly both in FL). Both Seneca and Jake (his second one) had ankle sprains against Atl which was a home game. All were on natural grass I believe under decent weather conditions which suggests that the cleats used were probably the same ones (length).

  12. smellyballz says: Nov 24, 2010 4:06 PM

    crunchyclam says:
    Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM
    I wonder if these ankle injuries have anything to do with the crummy field conditions in Cleveland. What do Browns fans think?

    Considering that 2 of 3 happened away from Browns Stadium there isn’t much to it. Cleveland’s field is better than catsup field.

  13. trickbunny says: Nov 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    crunchyclam says:
    Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM

    I wonder if these ankle injuries have anything to do with the crummy field conditions in Cleveland. What do Browns fans think?
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    What I think is that 2 of the 3 ankle injuries didn’t happen in Cleveland.

  14. audient says: Nov 24, 2010 4:19 PM

    crunchyclam says:
    Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM
    I wonder if these ankle injuries have anything to do with the crummy field conditions in Cleveland. What do Browns fans think?

    —-

    Well, let’s see. Delhomme was injured in Week One in Tampa. McCoy was injured last week in Jacksonville. Only Wallace’s injury happened at home in Cleveland.

    I’m going to hazard to guess that no, the field conditions of Cleveland had little or nothing to do with at least two of those injuries.

    Did it even occur to you to check the schedule?

  15. zsl89 says: Nov 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    Tim Couch could beat the panthers!

  16. crunchyclam says: Nov 24, 2010 5:02 PM

    Well, let’s see. Delhomme was injured in Week One in Tampa. McCoy was injured last week in Jacksonville. Only Wallace’s injury happened at home in Cleveland.

    I’m going to hazard to guess that no, the field conditions of Cleveland had little or nothing to do with at least two of those injuries.

    Did it even occur to you to check the schedule?
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    Nah man, I’m a Jets fan. I had no clue whether the injuries happened home or away. Just trying to play some connect-the-dots after hearing Westhoff and other NYJ coaches complaining about the field. Thanks for clearing it up tho.

  17. dirtdawg55 says: Nov 24, 2010 6:27 PM

    Definitely should play Delhomme against the Panthers. Given his inability to throw to anyone in a Panthers uniform (based on last year), he has a good chance of going an entire game without throwing an INT for a change.

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