Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden wasn’t on the field to enjoy the final moments of the Browns’ first victory over the Steelers since 2009.
Weeden was taken back to the locker room during the fourth quarter after his head collided with left tackle Joe Thomas’ leg during a play. The Browns announced during the game that Weeden was undergoing further evaluation on the injury and Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports that he’s been diagnosed with a concussion.
According to coach Pat Shurmur, Weeden was responsive after the game. He also seemed pretty set on returning to the field after getting dinged up, something that the trainers had to help stop from happening. Running back Trent Richardson said that they hid Weeden’s helmet on the sideline so that he would not be able to find a way back into the game without receiving medical attention.
Weeden will have to go through the league’s concussion protocol before he’ll be cleared to play in Week 13 against the Raiders. If he can’t, the Browns will turn to Colt McCoy. McCoy did nothing but hand off in his brief relief appearance on Sunday and he hasn’t thrown a pass yet this season.