Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday’s victory against Buffalo, head coach Rob Chudzinski said Friday, according to multiple media outlets, including the Akron Beacon Journal.
The injury, which Hoyer was sustained on a first-quarter slide, will end the quarterback’s season, Chudzinski said.
Brandon Weeden finished out the game in place of Hoyer, who had led the Browns to wins in his first two starts of the season.
Hoyer’s injury leaves the Browns with Weeden and Jason Campbell at quarterback. Cleveland has won three straight games to take a half-game lead in the AFC North.
According to the Beacon Journal, Chudzinski indicated he would meet with Browns CEO Joe Banner regarding the club’s quarterback situation.