Anthony Walker out for season with torn quad

NFL: SEP 22 Steelers at Browns
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Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Friday he was “hoping against hope” for good news on linebacker Anthony Walker, after he was carted off the field on Thursday night with his left leg braced.

Unfortunately for the team, the MRI results made it clear Walker won’t be back on the field anytime soon.

Walker suffered a season-ending torn quad, according to multiple reports. Walker will undergo surgery to repair it.

The injury occurred with 10:22 left in the third quarter of last night’s game. With Walker already down after engaging Steelers offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor on a block, Okorafor then jumped on Walker’s back.

Okorafor said after the game that he was “just playing ball.”

Walker initially signed a one-year deal with the Browns in March 2021 and played nine games for the team last season. He re-signed with Cleveland on a one-year deal in March 2022.

The Colts selected Walker in the fifth round of the 2017 draft and he spent his first four seasons with the franchise.

7 responses to “Anthony Walker out for season with torn quad

  1. Okorafor said after the game that he was “just playing ball.”
    he meant to say just playing dirty ball

  2. I can’t believe they didn’t penalize him in that play. So many have done far less and gotten nailed. I think he was already hurt before he jumped on him for no reason though

  3. I honestly don’t see the debate here. Walker was down flat on his stomach with his face in the turf. A universal sign that he’s not feeling too hot. But Okorafor’s response? I’mma pounce on dude’s back. And that’s not dirty?

  4. “hoping against hope” for good news

    Taken literally that means he’s not hoping for good news at all!

    Hoping against hope for good news, think about it.

    I’ve said for over 40yrs this saying doesn’t make any since as it means exactly the opposite of what it’s meant to mean!

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