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Browns fear torn knee ligaments for Brian Hoyer


Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer’s knee injury is a cause for concern in Cleveland.

Hoyer is scheduled for an MRI and the Browns fear he has suffered torn knee ligaments, Alex Flanagan reported on NFL Network.

If that means a torn ACL, Hoyer’s season would be over. If it means a torn MCL, that wouldn’t necessarily cost him his season, but it would likely cause him to miss several weeks.

It’s also possible that the MRI will reveal better news than expected. But Browns fans might need to get used to the idea of Brandon Weeden being their starting quarterback again.

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44 Responses to “Browns fear torn knee ligaments for Brian Hoyer”
  1. vegaskid21 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:35 PM

    That one little flame of hope for Cleveland….. Extinguished

  2. onebucplace says: Oct 3, 2013 10:36 PM

    Testaverde went from the Bucs to the Browns. Just saying…

  3. logicalvoiceseys says: Oct 3, 2013 10:37 PM

    Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman

  4. bennyb82 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:37 PM

    Hoyer was exciting to watch…must be tough to slide when you are not used to playing…too bad

  5. icemamba says: Oct 3, 2013 10:41 PM

    Note to Hoyer and EJ, learn how to slide or dive out of bounds.

  6. Gordon says: Oct 3, 2013 10:42 PM

    This team is cursed. No doubt.

  7. bengalguy says: Oct 3, 2013 10:42 PM


  8. pookienjookie says: Oct 3, 2013 10:44 PM

    Once again they get something good only to break it, oh why Cleveland

  9. rmo42 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:44 PM

    Wow…all I can do is shake my head.

  10. rmo42 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:45 PM

    Wow…all I can do is shake my head. Unfortunate.

  11. harrycanyon says: Oct 3, 2013 10:47 PM

    Freeman may be getting phone calls quicker than expected. Manuel hurt too.

  12. titansbro says: Oct 3, 2013 10:49 PM

    Not like this guy was the future if the franchise. Dude is a career backup for a reason. Sorry to be so frank.

  13. mcjon22 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Josh Freeman, line one

  14. ther3alslimshady says: Oct 3, 2013 10:57 PM

    Just when it looks like the Browns have hope the football gods laugh and cause another thing to happen to this organization…

    He may not have been your savior, but having 1 winning season since 2002, he looked like your best hope.

  15. thekiller678 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    Goodness why can’t anything ever go right for the Browns?

  16. chicagogiantsfan says: Oct 3, 2013 11:02 PM

    Good luck, Cleveland fans. You guys deserve some good news. Fingers crossed for you!

  17. hutkov says: Oct 3, 2013 11:02 PM

    If Hoyer’s out. Bring on Josh Freeman. Weeden blows.

  18. darkneptune73 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:06 PM

    I send my condolences to the fans of the Factory of Sadness.

  19. phukurmouf says: Oct 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    He did his job. He shredded the vikings.

  20. murraysons says: Oct 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    And the Factory of Sadness rolls on…

  21. bigzant82 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    we must sign josh freeman now

  22. knucklebucket says: Oct 3, 2013 11:14 PM

    As a Pats fan I have been pulling for Hoyer. Hope it’s good news on the MRI.

  23. drewgarrisonwhodey says: Oct 3, 2013 11:14 PM

    Order your Josh Freeman jerseys now, Cleveland fans.

  24. duncanisland says: Oct 3, 2013 11:16 PM

    Not good. Not good at all!!

  25. doe22us says: Oct 3, 2013 11:30 PM

    That looked very bad..

  26. groleo45 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:31 PM

    Factory of Sadness gets results.

  27. slew55 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:34 PM

    Josh Freeman where are you??!!

  28. j0esixpack says: Oct 3, 2013 11:40 PM

    Damn – I’m really pulling for this guy.

    He paid his dues, worked hard, got a chance, and then just simply showed that he belongs in the NFL.

    Any team in need of a QB should give this guy a shot, whether he’s recovering from a torn ACL next year or not.

  29. 4pats9 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:59 PM

    Sorry for Hoyer if it is indeed a torn acl. He learned a lot from Brady and finally got to showcase his skills as a starting QB.

  30. kmart0319 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:06 AM

    Sorry but Weeden is obviously not in the same class as Hoyer. There is no way the Browns continue to win with Weeden and his deer in the headlights, slow decision style. The only reason the Browns win is because Manuel got hurt also.

  31. mpc29 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:25 AM

    The problem with Brandon is most quarterbacks read the defense. The defense can read Brandon like a book. Every handoff he watches the runner. Every pass you you know where he is going! Watch the game films. It’s not that he has no heart, it is that he is to readable. This is not a bash on Brandon. But if I know what he is doing from a TV screen, well then what do the pro’s see. Fixable … YES! Only HE can fix it!

  32. godofwine330 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:26 AM

    Broke my heart. Took all the air out of my house to see a guy who seemed to get it, I mean get rid of the ball like an NFL QB should and they put “Deer in Headlights” Weeden back in and he just holds the ball and shoots inaccurately. I hope he isn’t hurt bad, but this is Cleveland. And God isn’t in Cleveland this time of year. Hoyer likely wasn’t the second coming of Tom Brady, but he was much better than Weeden had ever shown. I feel bad for the kid.

  33. bstras2809 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:31 AM


  34. doggpound4ever says: Oct 4, 2013 12:50 AM

    Its a shame. Hometown kid. Playing good. May you have a quick recovery.

  35. mintberrycrunch1 says: Oct 4, 2013 1:22 AM

    Damn, not a Browns fan, but I was really pulling for Hoyer. Hope this is a short term injury. Hate this part of football.

  36. trollingforjustice says: Oct 4, 2013 7:01 AM

    And so the plan begins…..3-13

  37. raiderufan says: Oct 4, 2013 7:16 AM

    This guys must feel like he’s in a constant fist fight with the football gods….geez

  38. flexx91 says: Oct 4, 2013 7:59 AM

    Teams with young, mobile QB’s can use that play (the one in which Hoyer was injured) in a training video to show what to do when running with the football. If there’s a sideline close by, please use it……..

  39. jerruhjones says: Oct 4, 2013 8:06 AM

    Hoping for just a sprain….

    Go Browns!

  40. bmorepositive123 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:33 AM

    So you’re saying Browns fans had to endure Weeden winning a game and moving away from Bridgewater last night?


  41. tomcous says: Oct 4, 2013 8:36 AM

    This sucks, but you can’t half-commit to the QB slide. Both he and Manuel should learn from this and continue to run out of bounds

  42. shogunassasin30 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:39 AM

    As a Bronco fan I used to chuckle at the Browns misfortunes dating back to Earnest Byner and “The Drive.” Just to jam my Cleveland buddies. All in fun nothin personal. But this isn’t even funny anymore. It’s sad. Not to mention that those Ravens teams that were good for so many years should have been the Browns, but one terrible person (Art Modell) deprived an entire city of a few championships. I know Browns fans certianly don’t need my sympathy or anything but I feel bad. I miss the days of Elway going in to the REAL Dawg pound against Eric Metcalf, Webster Slaughter etc. Those were some of the most fun games, and toughest.

  43. jnbnet says: Oct 4, 2013 8:40 AM

    I feel bad for Hoyer. He waited a long time for the chance to prove that he can play….and he had been playing well. Keeping my fingers crossed for good news on his knee.

  44. janessa31888 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:56 AM

    Noooo! Just when we were getting excited about having a smart quarterback.

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