Kessler officially out with rib and chest injuries

AP

The Browns are officially on their fourth quarterback of the season.

The team announced that rookie quarterback Cody Kessler is out for the rest of Sunday’s game vs. the Patriots with rib and chest injuries.

Kessler was injured when he took a big hit from Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower in the first quarter. The play resulted in a sack for a safety.

The Patriots lead, 30-7. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass on each of the Patriots’ first three drives.

Kessler was first examined on the sideline, then taken to the locker room. Both Terrelle Pryor and Charlie Whitehurst have taken snaps since.

Kessler was making his third start of the season. Robert Griffin III was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1, then Josh McCown suffered a broken collarbone in Week 2.